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By Hugh B. Urban

This publication bargains the 1st English translation of a physique of hugely esoteric, mystical poetry and songs linked to the Khartabhajas, a Bengali sect dedicated to Tantrism. The interval from the past due 18th to the early nineteenth century, within which those lyrics have been written, was once an period of switch, experimentation, and transition from the older medieval types to the recent literary kinds of "modern" Bengal. The hugely unique songs provided listed below are a big a part of this transitional interval, reflecting the hunt for brand new literary types and experimentation in new poetic styles.

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