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INTRODUCTION.                                                               27

E,—•LlTEEATUBE, ETC.

SETON-KARR, W. S.»—The Bengali Language and Literature, Calcutta Review, Vol. xi, 1849, pp. 493 and ft

LONG, Bev. 31,—Early Bengali Literature and Newspapers, Calcutta Review, Vol. xiii, 1850, pp. 124 and ff.

LONG, Bev. J.f~*Three thousand Bengali Proverbs and Proverbial Sayings.   ? Date and Pkce of Publication.

LONG, Bev.J.,—-Eastern Proverls and Emblems illustrating old Truths. London (Triibner's Oriental Series).

DUTT, Hur Ohunder,—Bengali Poetry, Calcutta Review, Vol. xvii, 1852, pp, 1 and ff,

AKON.,—Two thousand Bengali Proverbs, illustrating Native Life and Feeling.   In Bengali.   Calcutta, 1868.

ANON.,—Bengali Literature, Calcutta Review, Vol. lii, 1871, pp. 295 and ff.

BEAMES, J.,—Hymns of the earliest Bengali Poets, Indian Antiquary, Vol. i, 1872, pp. 323 and ff.

BEAMES, 3.,—The Taishnava Poets of Bengal.   Ib,, Vol. ii, 1873, pp. 1, 37, and 187.

BEAMES, J,,—Comparative Grammar above quoted, Vol. i, p. 84.

DUTT, B. C,, O.I.B,,—The Literature of Bengal, a liographical and critical history from the earliest

times.   First edition (published under iihe pseudonym of ' Aroy Dae ')> Calcutta, 1877.   Second
.    edition (under the Author's own name), Calcutta and London, 1895.
HAEA-PEASlp SiSTBl, Mah&maMpadhyaya,—Vernacular Literature of Bengal before  the Introduction of

English Education.   Hare Press.   Calcutta, no date.
HABA-PBASlD SiSTEl, Mahamahopadhyaya,—Discovery of living Buddhism in Bengal   Calcutta, 1897.

Contains an account of the Literature of the so-called Dharma Beligion, which is a survival of

Buddhism.

KiNliLiL GH08ZL.—iPrabad Sangraha, a Collection of Proverbs,   Calcutta, 1891.
DvlBAKl-NlTH BASH,—Prabad Pustak, a Book of Proverbs.   Calcutta, 1893,
RJlfiNDRA-NlTH BAKERS,—A Collection of Agricultural Sayings in Lower Bengal.   Calcutta, 1893.
DINK-CHANDRA SflN,—Banga-bhasM d Sahitya.   Part I, ? Comilla. ? 1896.   (The Title-page does not

say where the book is published.   It is printed in Comilla, and the Preface is dated 1896.)   It is

in the Bengali Language.

The following account of the Bengali alphabet is taken from Mr, Beames* excellent

Bengali Grammar.   It shows the system of transliteration
Alphabet              ^^ .Q ^ g^^y jfor ^e directs of the Western Branch

only of the language. It has been found necessary to adopt a slightly different system
for most of the dialects of the Eastern Branch, which will be explained in the proper
place:—

* The order and number of the vowels and consonants are the same in Bengali as in
the other Aryan languages of India—

VOWELS,

w t             <4 e

v u         ^80

Sin"
^lah

CONSONANTS.
ka

V ta
^5 ta

* v» (J«)

«r so

*ha

Bengali.

kha
	*r g*
	*l gtw
	$ na
	Gutturals,

chha
	^ja
	^ jha         <
	s? na
	Palatals.

tha
	\5 da
	F dha
	«l y,a
	Cerebral

tha
	T da
	3 dha
	^ na
	Dentals.

pha
	? b(t
	^ bha
	?T ma
	Labials,

ret
	f la   s
	^ va (ba)
	
	Semi-vowels.

sha
	^f sa
	
	
	Sibilants.


	
	
	
	Aspirate.