Title:Some Songs and Poems from Rabindranath Tagore
Publisher:East West Publications
Size:137 x 216 mm
This volume is a most welcome addition to Tagore literature. Tagore's poetry has not aged and, in this refreshing new translation, the Nobel Prize-winning Indian poet touches us deeply with his reflections on love, friendship and nature.
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.