Prabhat Samgiita - Songs 1-5018

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Prabhat Samgiita - Songs 1-5018
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Author Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar
Translator Acarya Abhidevananda Avadhuta
Language Mostly Bengali and English
Series Volumes 1–50
Subject Prabhat Samgiita
Genre Samgiita (song, dance, and instrumental music)
Published 2016 – 2031
Media type Ebook
Pages ~210 per volume
Location in Sarkarverse
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Prabhat Samgiita – Songs 1-5018 is a 50-volume series of books, expected to contain all 5,018 songs of Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar's Prabhat Samgiita. The specialities of this series are the painstaking care taken to present accurate Roman Bengali and Bengali scripts for the songs, the new and poetic translations of these songs by Acarya Abhidevananda Avadhuta, and the extensive research done to elucidate the songs with footnotes when necessary.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

History

Not long after the creation of Sarkarverse, Abhidevananda began posting articles on Prabhat Samgiita. According to Abhidevananda, not long after that, he realized that the existing translations of Prabhat Samgiita required more work than a mere brushing up of the English. Thus, in 2014, Abhidevananda took up a 17-year project to retranslate all of the 5,018 songs. The projected completion of this literary work, at a rate of roughly one song per day, is for sometime in 2031.

According to Abhidevananda, as his proficiency in Bengali improved, the translation work became more and more intense. The focus gradually shifted from an accurate line-by-line prosaic translation to an accurate and poetic, line-by-line translation. So it seems that any time saved in translation from Bengali to English was absorbed into the effort to find more appealing English expression.

At first, all of the translation work was published only on Sarkarverse. After some time, that translation work was reflected on Abhidevananda's Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (contemplating the works of) blog. Later, the translations were also linked on various Facebook pages. Finally, in 2016, Abhidevananda began publishing his 50-volume series of books on Prabhat Samgiita, appearing on both Amazon.com and AmRevolution.org.

Publication

The First Fifty

As an inexpensive introduction to the world of Prabhat Samgiita, Abhidevananda has published The First Fifty.[11] This book, containing the first 50 songs, is available absolutely free of charge on various sites, including OnlyHis.Name and Smashwords. It is also available on Amazon.com at Amazon's minimum price (currently $0.99). Amazon was requested at least five times to match the $0.00 price but has refused each time.

Fifty 100-Song Volumes

Abhidevananda's translations of Prabhat Samgiita are currently being published in a series of 100-song volumes at a rate of roughly 3 volumes per year.

Timeline

The first Prabhat Samgiita book resulting from this translation work was published on 2016 May 21. It was a compilation of the first 500 songs. That book was available for a few months. Now it is no longer available. Instead, that book was replaced with Volumes 1-5 in the current series. The 50th and final volume of the series, Songs 4901-5018, is expected to be published sometime in 2031.

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References

  1. ^ Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (2016) Prabhat Samgiita – Songs 1-100 Translated by Acarya Abhidevananda Avadhuta Tel Aviv: AmRevolution, Inc. ASIN B01I58LZWK ISBN 9781386726890 
  2. ^ Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (2016) Prabhat Samgiita – Songs 101-200 Translated by Acarya Abhidevananda Avadhuta Tel Aviv: AmRevolution, Inc. ASIN B01I8E8A0G ISBN 9781386077879 
  3. ^ Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (2016) Prabhat Samgiita – Songs 201-300 Translated by Acarya Abhidevananda Avadhuta Tel Aviv: AmRevolution, Inc. ASIN B01IGQOJZ6 ISBN 9781386899754 
  4. ^ Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (2016) Prabhat Samgiita – Songs 301-400 Translated by Acarya Abhidevananda Avadhuta Tel Aviv: AmRevolution, Inc. ASIN B01IQNSMCA ISBN 9781386489122 
  5. ^ Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (2016) Prabhat Samgiita – Songs 401-500 Translated by Acarya Abhidevananda Avadhuta Tel Aviv: AmRevolution, Inc. ASIN B01J19F0P0 ISBN 9781386431787 
  6. ^ Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (2016) Prabhat Samgiita – Songs 501-600 Translated by Acarya Abhidevananda Avadhuta Tel Aviv: AmRevolution, Inc. ASIN B01L8LXVLY ISBN 9781386728276 
  7. ^ Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (2016) Prabhat Samgiita – Songs 601-700 Translated by Acarya Abhidevananda Avadhuta Tel Aviv: AmRevolution, Inc. ASIN B01N1T7ZF0 ISBN 9781386095170 
  8. ^ Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (2017) Prabhat Samgiita – Songs 701-800 Translated by Acarya Abhidevananda Avadhuta Tel Aviv: AmRevolution, Inc. ASIN B06Y1R8PL1 ISBN 9781386967255 
  9. ^ Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (2017) Prabhat Samgiita – Songs 801-900 Translated by Acarya Abhidevananda Avadhuta Tel Aviv: AmRevolution, Inc. ASIN B073SQ927D ISBN 9781386976707 
  10. ^ Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (2017) Prabhat Samgiita – Songs 901-1000 Translated by Acarya Abhidevananda Avadhuta Tel Aviv: AmRevolution, Inc. ASIN B077TQW437 ISBN 9781386144267 
  11. ^ Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (2018) Prabhat Samgiita – The First Fifty Translated by Acarya Abhidevananda Avadhuta Tel Aviv: AmRevolution, Inc. ASIN B078PQ3DQ5 ISBN 9781370555864