Khirer Putul

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Khirer Putul
Khirer Putul cover 2.jpeg
Queen and monkey
Author Abanindranath Tagore
Country India
Language Bengali
Subject Children's Literature
Published 1896

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. Aadi Brahmosamaj press first published this book. Later on, it was translated into other languages.[5][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 [6]

Swedish - Ostdockan [7] [8]


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.[9] The illustrations were done by Abanindranath Tagore.[10][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. ^ ঠাকুর, অবনীন্দ্রনাথ. ক্ষীরের পুতুল / Khirer Putul (Bengali): Bengali Children's classic storie. 
  6. ^ La Poupée de fromage ("Khirère poutoul"). Préface de Selma Lagerlöf. Bois dessinés et gravés par Andrée Karpelès. Éditions Ophrys. 1950. 
  7. ^ Ostdockan: en bengalisk saga. K[oop.] F[örb.]:s Bokförl. 1949. 
  9. ^ Rabindranath Tagore: Puffin Lives. Penguin UK. ISBN 9788184759914. 
  10. ^ Eminent Indians: Ten Great Artists. ISBN 9788129127501. 

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