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Dwija Bansidas


Dwija Bansidas (16th/17th century) manasamangal poet and singer, born in the village of Patuari in kishoreganj. His father, Jadavananda, was a singer and his daughter, chandravati, was a poet who wrote a version of the ramayana. From the riddles Bansidas wrote in connection with his autobiography, it appears that he wrote about 1497 shakabda (1575-76 AD). However, his use of words such as 'magh-firibgi', 'banduk-palita' etc suggest that he lived in the seventeenth century. It is possible that these words are later interpolations. He also wrote Ramagita and, in Sanskrit, Krsnagunarnava. [Khandker Muzammil Haq]