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Publisher:Rupa & Co.
Cover:Hard Back With Dust Jacket
Remarks:B&W Illustrations, No dust jacket and the book is just fine.
Size:135 x 160 mm
Chitra (1913), a lyrical drama, is the translation of Chitrangada (1892). It is based on a story from Mahabharata. The English translation, in Edward Thompson's words, presents 'an interesting study of Tagore's method and is the best example of his insight into another language.
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.