Title:Rabindranath Tagore: The Poet Sublime
Publisher:Rupa & Co.
Size:114 x 177 mm
A series of biographies dedicated to the legends of India. "Charitavali is a series of biographies dedicated to the legendary figures of India. The series presents the lives of great kings, freedom fighters, political thinkers, social reformers, pioneers of industry, scientists, philosophers, artists, musicians, dancers, film stars, writers and sports people. The biographies have been written for the reader who is curious about the lives and achievements of these legends. Full of fascinating anecdotes and facts, written in an easy storytelling style, the biographies will make these great Indians and their times come alive for the reader."
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.