Balaka (Bengali poetry)

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Balaka (Bengali: বলাকা: English: "A Flight of Swans")[1] is a Bengali poetry book written by Rabindranath Tagore.[2][3] It was published in 1916.[1][3] It is the first significant work of the "Balaka Stage" of Rabindranath's poetry.[3]


Tagore dedicated the book to W. Pearson. He was his friend.[4]


Rabindranath was a worshipper of speed. The melody of consciousness of the poet-mind is evident in the book. The dynamics of creation, the mystery of eternal velocity in the universe is observed in it.[2][3][5]


  1. ^ a b Foundation, Poetry (2020-07-26). "Rabindranath Tagore". Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2020-07-26.
  2. ^ a b Tagore, Rabindranath (April 27, 2018). Balaka. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 9781717449252 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ a b c d History of Bengali Literature, Dr. Dulal Chakraborty, July - 2007, Bani Bitan. (Bengali)
  4. ^ "বলাকা - উৎসর্গ | রবীন্দ্র রচনাবলী". Retrieved 2020-07-26.
  5. ^ "Balaka - Banglapedia". Retrieved 2020-07-26.

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