ISBN 9789350291238,The Last Poem

The Last Poem



HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9789350291238

ISBN-10 9350291231


Number of Pages 176 Pages
Language (English)


An intensely romantic story that unfolds in the beautiful hill station of Shillong in north-eastern India, The Last Poem (Shesher Kavita) is considered by many to be Rabindranath Tagore's finest prose work. Amit Ray travels to Shillong to escape from the drudgery of his middle-class existence, and finds himself ensnared instead in a web of passion and poetry with the elegant and enigmatic Lavanya. As the protagonists grow closer to each other in this unconventional love story, they also discover themselves ? their strengths, their ambitions, their flaws, their follies. About the Author Rabindranath Tagore (1861?1941) was a Bengali poet, writer, musician and painter who single-handedly reshaped Bengali literature and music in the late-nineteenth?early- twentieth century. He remains to this day one of the most revered intellectuals in the history of Bengal. He was the first non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Dilip Basu is a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) where he teaches history.