ISBN 9788129102331,Rabindranth Tagore Omnibus Ii

Rabindranth Tagore Omnibus Ii


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2003

ISBN 9788129102331

ISBN-10 8129102331


Number of Pages 602 Pages
Language (English)


The Rabindranath Tagore Omnibus II brings together six of Tagore's most acclaimed works. It contains The Religion of Man (1931), delivered as the Hibbert Lectures in Oxford in 1931, an extensive exposition of Tagore's understanding of the meaning and significance in the cultural history of man; Red Oleanders, or Rakta Karabi (1925), a symbolic play describing the conflict between machine and the human spirit; Four Chapters (1934), a political novel and love story, denouncing terrorism at time when it was seen as an act of courage, dedication and sacrifice; The Hidden Treasure and Other Stories, a collection of eight of the writer's short-stories; Shesh Lekha, a collection of mostly untitled poems, bare, striking and Spartan; and My Reminiscences (1911), a series of memory-vignettes of the poet's life that provides a unique insight into the life of a great literary genius. About the Author 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. He also wrote the national anthem of India, Jana Gana Mana, and of Bangladesh, Amar Shonar Bangla.