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Abol Tabol

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Country  India
Publisher  U. Ray and Sons
Originally published  19 September 1923
Genre  Poetry
Language  Bengali
Publication date  September 19, 1923
Author  Sukumar Ray
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Text  Abol Tabol at Wikisource
Similar  Sukumar Ray books, Poetry books

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Abol tabol (Bengali: আবোল তাবোল;  listen ; literally "weird and random") is a collection of Bengali children's poems and rhymes composed by Sukumar Ray, first published on 19 September 1923 by U. Ray and Sons publishers. It consists of 43 named and 7 unnamed short rhymes, all considered to be in the genre of literary nonsense.


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Bengali readers were exposed to a new nonsense fantasy world by the poems in Abol Tabol. This selection offers the best of Sukumar Ray's world of pun-riddled poetry.


His collection had several characters which became legendary in Bengali literature and culture. Some characters even have found idiomatic usage in the language.

Some of the most famous characters in "Abol tabol" are:

  • Kath Buro (Poetry: Kath Buro)
  • Head Officer Burrobabu (Poetry: Gnof Churi)
  • Kumro Potash (Poetry: Kumro Potash)
  • Sat Patro (Poetry: Sat Patra)
  • Chandidaser Khuroe (Poetry: Khuror Kal)
  • Bombagarher Raja (Poetry: Bombagorer Raja)
  • Hunkumukho Hyangla (Poetry: Hunkumukho Hyangla)
  • Ramgorurer Chhana (Poetry: Ramgorurer Chhana)
  • Tyansh Goru (Poetry: Tyansh Goru)
  • Shashthi Charan (Poetry: Palowan)
  • Panto Bhoot (Poetry: Bhuture Kando)
  • Nera (Poetry: Nera Beltolay Jay Kobar)
  • Katukutu Buro (Poetry: Katukutu Buro)
  • References

    Abol Tabol Wikipedia

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