Title:Rabindranath Tagore Omnibus III: Nationalism, Mashi and Other Stories, The Home and the World, The Crescent Moon
Publisher:Rupa & Co.
Size:139 x 217 mm
The Rabindranath Tagore Omnibus III brings together four of Rabindranath Tagore's most acclaimed works. Nationalism (1917) contains the lectures given by Tagore in Japan and the United States between 1916 and 1917. In these essays, he criticises the model of the nationstate in both the East and West and offers his vision of a society that includes the finest principles of both, while remaining independent of them. Mashi and Other Stories (1918) is a collection of fourteen of his short stories, translated by W.W. Pearson, Prabhat Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Anath Nath Mitra and E.P. Thompson. It also includes his famous short stories, 'The Post Master', translated by Debendranath Mitter. The Home and the World (1919) is the English translation of one of his most famous novels, Ghare Baire, translated by Surendranath Tagore. At its heart is a complex love triangle, set against the turbulent Swadeshi movement in Bengal. The Crescent Moon, or Sishu (1903) is a collection of simple, beautiful poems written primarily for children, whom Tagore saw as a symbol of hope and new life. It was deeply appreciated by many of his illustrious contemporaries, including the Nobel laureates Gide and Jimenez.
One of India's most cherished figures, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1914) was a novelist, short-story writer, poet, essayist, painter, educationist and thinker, the first non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913. He modernised Bengali literature, moving it away from its rigid classical form and strict linguistic structure. Known for works such as Gitanjali (Song Offerings), Gora (Fair-Faced) and Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World,) his novels, short stories and verse are considered part of the greatest of world literature, famous for their exploration of the political and the personal.