ISBN 9788171676774,The Post Office

The Post Office


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2002

ISBN 9788171676774

ISBN-10 8171676774


Number of Pages 60 Pages
Language (English)


Originally Written In Bengali In 1912, The Post Office, A Play Rich In Symbolism And Allegory, Is About Man'S Passionate Longing For The Unattainable And For The Call Of Spiritual Freedom. In Appearance, Said Anita Desai, The Play Is As Modest As A Dewdrop; In Effect, It Is As Profound As The Ocean. Mahatma Gandhi Watched It In Calcutta In 1917 And Was Enraptured; W.B. Yeats Thought It A Masterpiece. In 1940, On The Evening Before Paris Fell To The Nazis, Andre Gide'S French Translation Of The Play Was Read To Parisians Over The Radio. A Rare Combination Of Simplicity And Sophistication, Its Enduring Appeal Has Made The Post Office A World Classic. 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.