Michael Madhusudan Dutt Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Bose, Amalendu. Michael Madhusudan Dutta. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 1981, 94 p.

Provides a short reading of the author's life and works.


Ahsan, Nazmul. “Sanskrit Plays in Bengal (1850-72): An Account of the Origin and Development of Modern Bengali Drama.” In Essays on Development of Modern Bengali Drama, pp. 8-19. Khulna, Bangladesh: LOSAUK, 1993.

Traces the presence of Sanskrit texts in Bengali plays and briefly mentions Dutt's Western influences and his contributions to Bengali drama.

Bandyopadhyay, Shyamal. Introduction to Michael Madhusudan Dutt's Meghnadbadh Kavya, pp. xv-xlii. Calcutta: Tomsi Publications, 1968.

Asserts that the epic poem Meghnadbadh Kavya is a sign of Dutt's genius. The critic also remarks on Dutt's career and the critical reception to both the author and his works.

Bose, Nemai Sadhan. “The Renaissance and Literature.” In Indian Awakening and Bengal, pp. 315-56. Calcutta: Firma K. L. Mukhopadhyay, 1976.

Discusses Dutt's significant role in the Bengal Renaissance.

Gupta, Sankar Sen. “Editor's Preface.” In Nil Durpan, or The Indigo Planting Mirror, by Dinabandhu Mitra, edited by Sankar Sen Gupta, pp. v-xxxiii. Calcutta: Indian Publications, 1972.

Counters previous claims that Dutt was responsible for the English translation of Nil Durpan.

Pradhan, Sri Sudhi. “Editorial Note.” In Nil Durpan, or The Indigo Planting Mirror, by Dinabandhu Mitra, edited by Sri Sudhi Pradhan, pp. i-xii. Calcutta: Eastern Trading Company, 1958.

Examines the history and background of Nil Durpan, including the role of Dutt as translator of the work into English.

Tripathi, Amales. “Bengali Literature in the Nineteenth Century.” In The History of Bengal (1757-1905), edited by Narendra Krishna Sinha, pp. 473-513. Calcutta: University of Calcutta, 1996.

Traces Dutt's pivotal role in the development of modern Bengali poetry.