The main thrust of the paper is to have a fresh and critical look at few of the Bengali poetical narratives especially the Mangal Kavyas, Eastern Bengal Ballads and the Maharastra Purana, composed roughly between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries, and try to see how far they portray the historical reality of the subject they deal with. Generally speaking, historians and researchers find it hard to eschew the temptation to seek a realistic picture in these texts and read in them romantic visions of an authentic pre-Colonial India. Of course, this tendency has been questioned no doubt but unfortunately not with much conviction. So our main task here is to have a close look at some important parts of the texts mentioned earlier and find out how far they are realistic when cross-checked with other relevant sources which are regarded as authentic.