Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9780143102090

ISBN-10 0143102095


Number of Pages 154 Pages
Language (English)
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.

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