Pather Panchali (novel)
|Original title||পথের পাঁচালী|
|Genre||Bildungsroman, tragedy, family drama|
|Publisher||Ranjan Prakashalay, BY 1336,|
|Publication date||BY 1336, CE 1929|
Pather Panchali (Bengali পথের পাঁচালী, Pôther Pãchali, translated as Song of the Road) is a novel written by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay and was later adapted into a film of the same name by Satyajit Ray. Pather Panchali deals with the life of the Roy family, both in their ancestral village in rural Bengal and later when they move to Varanasi in search of a better life, as well as the anguish and loss they face during their travels.
Originally published in 1929, this was the first published novel written by the author. It was followed in 1932 by a sequel Aparajito, which was later also adapted into a film of the same name by Satyajit Ray.
Pather Panchali was translated to Sinhalese under the name Mawathe Geethaya (Sinhala මාවතේ ගීතය) by Chintha Lakshmi Sinhaarachchi which was first published in 1986. This was immensely popular in Sri Lanka and was followed by the translations of the other two books of the Apu trilogy by the same translator.
'Pather Panchali' was translated into Malayalam under the name, 'Pather Panchali - Paathayuday Sangeetham' by Mr. M. K. N. Potty, which was first published in April 2009 by Green Books Pvt Ltd., Trichur, Kerala.
An adaptation for radio by Tanika Gupta was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 24 February & 3 March 2013 as a "Classic Serial".
- Pather Panchali, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-565709-8
- Various authors (1987). Encyclopaedia of Indian literature vol. 1. Sahitya Akademi. p. 365. ISBN 81-260-1803-8. Retrieved 2008-11-27.
- Mawathe Geethaya. Wijesooriya Grantha Kendraya. 2003. ISBN [[Special:BookSources/955-652-027-7|955-652-027-7 [[Category:Articles with invalid ISBNs]]]] Check
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- "Pather Panchali. A Bengali Novel". Unesco.org. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
- "Pather Panchali--Song of the Road". British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
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