The Demon Slayers and Other Stories: Bengali Folk Tales
A collection of Bengali folk tales. Among the stories of princes, devata (deities) and bloodthirsty rashash (demons), stories of women's lives and images emerge. Women and their goddeses bring to life not only the nurturing Bengali motherland itself, but demons as well.
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AagDoom Baagdoom poem
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