ISBN 9788129104267,Some Poems And Songs Of Tagore

Some Poems And Songs Of Tagore


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9788129104267

ISBN-10 8129104261


Number of Pages 58 Pages
Language (English)


A translation of some of the acclaimed works of Rabindranath Tagore, the poems and songs comprising this volume allow a glimpse into the magic of Tagore's poetry. All his greatest strengths as a poet, his deep spiritual conviction, his awe for the vastness that is the universe and his empathy with mankind, are present in this volume which contains classics such as 'Pratham Adi Tava Shakti', 'Aakash Bhara' and 'Ami Tomay Jato'. 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. About the Author Sovana Dasgupta was born in 1920 in Calcutta. She was a lecturer in the Institute of Education for Women, Calcutta, and later served as the principal of Bethune Collegiate School and Sakhawat Memorial School for Girls. This is her second book of translations.