Publisher:Rupa & Co.
Edition:Twenty Third Impression
Remarks:B&W Illustrations, No dust jacket and the book is just fine.
Size:127 x 153
Gitanjali, or 'Song Offerings'' in English translation, is a volume of 103 poems selected by Tagore from his several Bengali book of poetry. It was largely these poems that took the Western world by storm and brought him worldwide recognition.
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.