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Shillong
The Air Force Museum, located in 7th mile, upper Shillong,
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Pondicherry
Exquisite bronze sculptures were produced in the Tamil country

Workspace

Bonbibi-r Palagaan

Books and Articles in Bangla

 

Acharya, Swasti, and Kalyani Thakur Bera, eds. 2008. Lok-Sanskritik Prabandha Sankalan.  Kolkata:  Loknath Printers.

 

Basu, Gopendrakrishna. 1966. Banglar Loukik Debota. Kolkata: Dey’s Publishing.

 

Bhattacharya, Gaurishankar. 2000. Bangla Loknatya Samiksha. Kolkata: Rabindra Bharati University.

 

Das, Girindranath. 1998. Banglar Pir Sahityar Katha. Kolkata: Subarnarekha.

 

Das, Shasankasekhar. 2004. Banabibi. West Bengal: Loksanskriti O Adibasi Sanskriti Kendra.

 

Dutt, Milan. 2008. Chalit Islami Sandakosh. Kolkata: Gangchil.

 

Gupta, Khetra. 2000. Bangla Sahityaer Samagra Itihash. Kolkata: Granthaniloi.

 

Jalil, A.F.M. Abdul. 2000. Sunderbaner Itihas. Kolkata: Naya Udyog.

 

Khater, Morhum Munsi Mohammad. 1881. BanaBibi Johura Nama. Kolkata: Gaochiya Library, Mechuabajar.

 

Mandal, Sujit Kumar. 2010. Banabibir Pala. Kolkata: Gangchil.

 

———. 2011. Debipala. Kolkata, Tehai Publications.

 

Mitra, Sanatkumar. 2000. Bangla Gramin Loknatak. Kolkata: Pustak Bipani.

 

Naskar, Debobroto. 1999. Chobish Parganar Loukik Debdebi: Palagan O LokSanskriti Jigyasa. Kolkata: Dey’s Publishing.

 

Rahim, Abdul. 1986. Banabibi Johura Nama: Konyar Punthi. Kolkata: Osmania Library.

 

Sen, Sukumar. 1951. Islami Bangla Sahitya. Kolkata: Ananda Publishers Limited.

 

 

 

Books and Articles in English

 

Bandyopadhyay, Tanoy. 2001. ‘Sunderbans Surprise,’ The Statesman. Kolkata, June 13.

 

Banerjee, Sumanta. 2002. Logic in a Popular Form: Essays on Popular Religion in Bengal. Calcutta: Seagull.

 

Bhattacharyya, Shatarupa. 2016. ‘Ma Bonbibi, mother to humans and tigers’. Online at https://ruralindiaonline.org/articles/ma-bonbibi-mother-to-humans-and-tigers/ (viewed on February 20, 2017).

 

Burman, J.J. Roy. 2002. Hindu-Muslim Shrines and Communities. New Delhi: Mittal Publications.

 

Daniyal, Shoaib. 2016. ‘In Bengal's Sundarbans, the fading Bonbibi goddess cult straddles the Hindu-Muslim divide.’ Online at https://scroll.in/roving/819942/bonbibi (viewed on February 22, 2017).

 

​Das, Nitin. 2011. Enchanted Lands and Fables. ‘Fables of Tigers’. Online at https://enchantedlands.wordpress.com/tag/bonbibi/ (viewed on February 20, 2017).

 

Durkheim, Emile. 1967 [1915]. The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life. New York: Free Press.

 

Eaton, Richard M. 1994. The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier: 1204–1760. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

 

Ghosh, Amitav. 2005. The Hungry Tide. New Delhi: HarperCollins.

 

Ghosh, Amitav. 2016. ‘Bon Bibi Legend and 'Ethnic Cleansing' of India's Forests’. Online at http://www.peasantautonomy.org/ghosh-wild-fictions.html (viewed on February 21, 2017).

 

Guha, Ranajit. 2009. The Small Voice of History: Collected Essays, ed. Partha Chatterjee. New Delhi: Permanent Black.

 

Haq, Muhammad Enamul. 1975. A History of Sufi-ism in Bengal. Dacca: Asiatic Society at Bangladesh.

 

Hardiman, David. 1997. ‘Origins and Transformation of the Devi’, in A Subaltern Studies Reader 1986–1995, ed. Ranajit Guha. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

 

Jalais, Annu. 2009. Forest of Tigers: People, Politics and Environment in the Sundarbans. India: Routledge.

 

Sarkar, Sutapa Chatterjee. 2010. The Sundarbans: Folk Deities, Monsters and Mortals. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan.

 

Sen, Dineshchandra. 2008. ‘Currency of older forms of belief amongst the converts to Islam in the folk-literature’, in The Folk-literature of Bengal, pp. 81–97. Los Angeles: The Library of the University of California.

 

———. 2008. ‘Muhammadan folk-tales in Bengal’ in The Folk-literature of Bengal, pp. 98–145. Los Angeles: The Library of the University of California.

 

Shapiro, Ari. 2016. ‘Meet Bonbibi: The Indian Forest Goddess Worshipped Across Religions’. Online at http://www.npr.org/2016/05/19/478729137/meet-bonbibi-the-indian-forest-goddess-worshipped-across-religions (viewed on February 20, 2017).

 

 

                                  

 

Audio-visual Recordings

Natya Sodh Sansthan Video Library. 2007. Ma Banabibi Jatra (documentary). DVD.

 

A glimpse of contemporary Bonbibi performances, mainly staged for tourists, recorded and uploaded on YouTube:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSuo7bK2PKM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_qj27rGq8o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH-0lvtI2UE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84gTKQBmNZ0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2ElB_aikCw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TOs--7HgGs