Home and the World: Penguin Modern Classic

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Title:Home and the World: Penguin Modern Classic

ISBN:9780143031413

Author:Rabindranath Tagore

Publisher:Penguin Books India

Publish Year:2005

Edition:None

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Fiction

Language:English

Remarks:B&W Illustrations, No dust jacket and the book is just fine.

Pages:240

Size:130 x 200 mm

Weight(gms):205

Price:USD 7.00

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  • ‘There is nothing static, earthbound or lifeless about it . It has the complexity and tragic dimensions of Tagore’s own time, and ours’—Anita Desai Set against the backdrop of the Partition of Bengal by the British in 1905, Home and the World (Ghare Baire) is the story of a young liberal-minded zamindar Nikhilesh, his educated and sensitive wife Bimala, and Nikhilesh’s friend Sandip, a charismatic nationalist leader whom Bimala finds herself attracted to. A perceptive exposition of the difficulties surrounding women’s emancipation in pre-modern India, and a telling portrayal of the chasms inherent in the nationalist movement, Home and the World has generated endless debate and discussion. This classic novel by Nobel Prize-winner Rabindranath Tagore, first published in Bengali in 1916, is now available in a lucid new translation.

    Rabindranath Tagore

    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.

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