Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan

Toru DUTT (1856 - 1877)

Toru Dutt was an Indian poet, writing in English. Born in 1856, she travelled to England and France, and being a polyglot became fluent in French and English, later in Sanskrit as well. Her works gained popularity and success posthumously. This collection of her poems, Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan, was published by her father after her death in 1877. This collection is divided into 2 parts: the 1st part contains long poems about the ancient legends of her native land of India, which had been passed on to her orally in Sanskrit and which held much fascination for her, and also implied her desire to return to India. The 2nd part is a collection of Dutt's miscellaneous poems, clearly influenced by her travels in Europe and includes the memorable 'Our Casuarina Tree'. (Summary by Anusha)

Genre(s): Single author

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introductory Memoir by Edmund W. Gosse Zeeshan Reshamwala
00:23:58
Play 01 Savitri, Part I Zeeshan Reshamwala
00:14:44
Play 02 Savitri, Part II Rosslyn Carlyle
00:12:46
Play 03 Savitri, Part III Rosslyn Carlyle
00:02:11
Play 04 Savitri, Part IV Rosslyn Carlyle
00:12:15
Play 05 Savitri, Part V Rosslyn Carlyle
00:07:00
Play 06 Lakshman Lucretia B.
00:11:39
Play 07 Jogadhya Uma Rosslyn Carlyle
00:11:16
Play 08 The Royal Ascetic and The Hind Lucretia B.
00:10:21
Play 09 The Legend of Dhruva Anusha Iyer
00:08:40
Play 10 Buttoo Ken Masters
00:16:50
Play 11 Sindhu Rosslyn Carlyle
00:14:44
Play 12 Prehlad Rosslyn Carlyle
00:17:20
Play 13 Sîta Rosslyn Carlyle
00:02:05
Play 14 Near Hastings Rosslyn Carlyle
00:02:21
Play 15 France—1870 Rosslyn Carlyle
00:02:01
Play 16 The Tree of Life Rosslyn Carlyle
00:02:50
Play 17 On the Fly Leaf of Erckmann-Chatrian's novel entitled Madame Thérèse Rosslyn Carlyle
00:02:03
Play 18 Sonnet—Baugmaree Rosslyn Carlyle
00:01:23
Play 19 Sonnet—The Lotus Rosslyn Carlyle
00:01:23
Play 20 Our Casuarina Tree Rosslyn Carlyle
00:03:54