The Waterfall (Muktadhara, 1922) is considered by many as one of the finest plays written by Tagore. In his own words it is a 'representation of a concrete psychology'. Abhijit, one of the principal characters, after a revelation of his castaway status, develops a belief that he has a spiritual relationship with the waterfall beside whose mouth he was discovered.
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.