Basanta Utsab, * * * has here and there passages of such intrinsic poetic beauty and natural worth that we have little doubt it will make its way to every lover of Bengali literaturte. The songs in pp, 8, 21, and 83, and especially the one in dedication, are truly poetic, and have an exquistely delicate touch. There is no melodrama in Bengali, that we know of which is so throughly chaste and sweet, so rich in charms of Poetry, and, therefore, none so well calculated to improve the taste of the play-going public. We have little hesitation in declaring that it will, at no distant date, 'revolutionize the exsisting style of operawriting in Bengali by giving it a healthy tone and moral vigour which it so much wants. As we read it, its morning freshness and lyrical sweetness steal upon us, and we feel as if we were in a “bubble of visionary happiness” unruffled by the tempests blowing without. We cordially redom. mend it to the reading public, and sincerely congratulate the author on her very excelleet production. We shall be glad to see it in the hands of every reader of Bengali literature.
We hear the anthor is a lady of a very respect. le Bengali family of Calcutta. It is customary