ISBN 9789351500674,Tagore and the Feminine : A Journey in Translations

Tagore and the Feminine : A Journey in Translations


Malashri Lal



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789351500674

ISBN-10 9351500675


Number of Pages 372 Pages
Language (English)


Presenting a range of Rabindranath Tagores creative works, this book offers translations of short stories, essays, poems, memoirs, songs and plays from his vast corpus to highlight the debates on feminism and gender identity that are relevant even today.
There is rich cultural interplay as Tagore muses over the contrasting social position of women in the East and the West and wonders about the possibility of balancing freedom and responsibility, individuation and collective beliefs. He relies on Indian traditions to understand them in the context of domestic ethics, marital institutions, parenting, empowerment, aesthetics and gender politics. The feminine imaginary of Tagore encompasses several contemporary issues in global India.
The editor establishes the search for Tagores engagement with the feminine as subject and agency, character and voice, philosophy and politics in this book. In association with already published translations, the book urges readers towards fresh insights and some new translations.
Table of contents :-
Introduction Malashri Lal
Re - Writing Tagore: Translation as Performance Radha Chakravarty
Childhood (From Chhelebela) Dipannita Datta
My Life in My Words (From Jeevansmriti) Uma Dasgupta
To Mrinalini Debi Malashri Lal
To Victoria Ocampo Ketaki Kushari Dyson
To Indira Devi Chaudhurani, Sarojini Naidu, Maria Montessori and Margaret Sanger Krishna Dutta and Andrew Robinson
From Gitanjali
The Child Who is Decked with Prince'S Robes (No. 8)
Where Dost Thou Stand Behind (No. 41)
I Thought I Should Ask of Thee (No. 52)
On the Slope of the Desolate River (No. 64)
She Who Ever had Remained in the Depth of My being (No. 66)
In Desperate Hope I Go and Search for Her (No. 87)
Bodily Union (Deher Milan) Malashri Lal
Woman Unclothed (Bibashana) Malashri Lal
Breasts (Staun) Malashri Lal
The Kiss (Chumban) Malashri Lal
Elder Sister (Didi) Malashri Lal
Dream (Swapna) Ketaki Kushari Dyson
When the Ocean of Creation (Kon Kshane Srijaner Samudramanthane) Soham Pain
Freedom (Mukti) Sanjukta Dasgupta
Getting Lost (Hariye Jaoa) Sanjukta Dasgupta
Remembering (Mone Pora) Uma Dasgupta
Last Spring (Shesh Basanta) Charu Chowdhury
The Image (Chhabi) Charu Chowdhury
The Guest (Atithi) Soham Pain
Woman Empowered (Sabala) Sukanta Chaudhuri
Ordinary Woman (Sadharan Meye) Jadu Saha
Santhal Girl (Saontal Meye) Malashri Lal
The Earth (Prithibi) Joyasree Mukerji
She Sits by the Window (O Janalar Kachhe Boshe) Aruna Chakravarti
Friend, Dear Friend (Olo Sai) Aruna Chakravarti
The Sky Resounds to Our Mother'S Call (Amra Milechhi Aj Mayer Dake) Aruna Chakravarti
Whosoever May Abandon You (Je Tomay Chhare Chharuk) Sanjukta Dasgupta
Mother, Will You Send Your Own Son (Ma, Ki Tui Porer Dware Pathabi) Sanjukta Dasgupta
O Auspicious Bride (Sumangali Badhu) Malashri Lal
Krishnakali (Krishnakali) Soham Pain
I am Chitrangada (Ami Chitrangada Rajendro Nondini) Reba Som
She Who Dwelt in Secret (Ei Sharat Alo - R Kamol Bane) Aruna Chakravarti
Epics and Mythology
A Vision of India'S History Rabindranath Tagore
Urbashi (Urbashi) Charu Chowdhury
Dialogue Between Kama and Kunti (Karna-Kunti Sambad) Ketaki Kushari Dyson
Kacha and Devayani (Bidaay Abhisaap) Rabindranath Tagore
The Mother'S Prayer (Gandharir Abedan) Rabindranath Tagore
Chitra (Chitra) Rabindranath Tagore
Short Stories
Profit and Loss (Denapaona) William Radice
The Housewife (Ginni) Soham Pain
Kabuliwala (Kabuliwallah) Malobika Chaudhuri
Mahamaya (Mahamaya) Malashri Lal
The Girl Between (Madhyabartini) Krishna Dutta and Mary Lago
Giribala (Manbhanjan) Rabindranath Tagore
The Visitor (Atithi) Malobika Chaudhuri
False Hope (Durasha) William Radice
The Wife'S Letter (Streer Patra) Supriya Chaudhuri
Haimanti (Haimanti) Joyasree Mukerji
The Story of the Muslim Woman (Musalmanir Galpa) Swapan Kumar Banerjee
Essays, Lectures and Letters to the Editor
The Indian Ideal of Marriage Rabindranath Tagore
Woman (From Personality) Rabindranath Tagore
Woman and Home Rabindranath Tagore
Epistles from Europe (Europe - Probashir Patra) Soham Pain
Travel Diary from Japan (Japan Jatrir Diary) Soham Pain
The Path of Your Creation (Tomar Srishtir Path) Supriya Chaudhuri