ISBN 9788129110398,Tagore On Books

Tagore On Books


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788129110398

ISBN-10 8129110393


Number of Pages 234 Pages
Language (English)


This volume contains prefaces, forewords and commentaries written by Rabindranath Tagore on books published during his lifetime. Even Tagore's scattered writings have acquire a huge historical importance in today's times. His creative genius, deep knowledge of Indian culture, and fascination with society, policy and foreign culture, are evident in this collection which includes treasures like 'Thirty Songs from the Punjab and Kashmir' and 'To the Nation'. 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.