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Title:Rabindranath Tagore: Collected Poems and Plays of Rabindranath Tagore
Publisher:Rupa & Co.
Remarks:B&W Illustrations, No dust jacket and the book is just fine.
Size:115 x 178 mm
Collected poems and plays of Rabindranath Tagore was first published in 1936 in keeping with Tagore's wish for an anthology. The poems and plays included are translations from the Bengali. But Tagore himself did not translate all of them. Eg. The post Office was translated by debabrata mukhopadhyay and the cycle of Spring by C.fandrews and nishikanta Sen. The collection also includes ten later poems which Tagore wrote after 1921 like the son of man and boro-budur.
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.