Khirer Putul

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Khirer Putul
Khirer Putul cover 2.jpeg
Queen and monkey
AuthorAbanindranath Tagore
SubjectChildren's Literature

Khirer Putul is a children's fantasy novel written by Abanindranath Tagore in 1896.[1] [2] Khirer Putul is considered a masterpiece[3] and landmark by writers in Bengali language children's literature. [4] Khirer Putul is a simple and touching tale about the sugar doll, the fate of Duorani and a tricky and extraordinary monkey.[5] Aadi Brahmosamaj press first published this book. Later on, it was translated into other languages.[6][page needed]


The king of Deepnagar had two queens Suo Rani and Duo Rani. The king gave Suo Rani 7 palaces, 700 female slaves, best ornaments from 7 kingdoms, 7 gardens, 7 chariots. He neglected Duo Rani and gave her a broken home, a deaf and dumb maid, torn clothes and dirty bed.


French – La poupée de fromage [7]

SwedishOstdockan[8] [9]


Abanindranath who was Rabindranath Tagore's nephew found this story in Mrinalini Devi's diary after her death. The novel is based on the story written in her diary.[10] The illustrations were done by Abanindranath Tagore.[11][page needed]


  1. ^ Children's literature of Bengal. Academy for Documentation & Research on Children's Literature, 1978.
  2. ^ Khirer Putul(with Cd). Ananda Publishers Pvt. Limited. ISBN 9788177564990.
  3. ^ The Modern Review, Volumes 91-92. Prabasi Press Private, Limited. 1952.
  4. ^ Khirer Putul(Bangla): Bengali eBook, Children Classic. Pathok Publishers Pvt. Ltd. ISBN 9788192979809.
  5. ^ Tagore, Abanindranath. "Khirer Putul". The Pitara.
  6. ^ ঠাকুর, অবনীন্দ্রনাথ. ক্ষীরের পুতুল / Khirer Putul (Bengali): Bengali Children's classic storie.
  7. ^ La Poupée de fromage ("Khirère poutoul"). Préface de Selma Lagerlöf. Bois dessinés et gravés par Andrée Karpelès. Éditions Ophrys. 1950.
  8. ^ Ostdockan: en bengalisk saga. K[oop.] F[örb.]:s Bokförl. 1949.
  10. ^ Rabindranath Tagore: Puffin Lives. Penguin UK. ISBN 9788184759914.
  11. ^ Eminent Indians: Ten Great Artists. ISBN 9788129127501.

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