Penguin India Publication
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Rabindranath Tagore wrote SHEY to satisfy his nine year old granddaughter's demands for stories. Even as Tagre began to create his fantasy, he planned a story that had no end, and to keep the tales spinning he employed the help of 'Shey', a "man constituted entirely of words" and rather talented at concoting tall tales.
So we enter the world of Shey's extraordinary adventures, encountering a bizarre cast of characters, grotesque creatures and caricatures of contemporary figures and events as well as mythological heroes and deities - all brought to life through a sparkling play of words and illustrations in Tagore's unique style.
In this first-ever complete translation of Shey, including Tagore's delightful nonsense verse, Aparna Chaudhuri brilliantly captures the spirit and flavour of the original.