Fruit Gathering was first published in 1916. Three varying styles of thought and writing merge in Fruit Gathering and one is presented with a mystic Tagore with only one voice. The poems collected are from Gitimala, Gitali, Naivedya, Kheya etc.
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.