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The first Asian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Rabindranath Tagore mesmerized the world with his spiritual insights and finely wrought writings. This comprehensive and engaging anthology gathers his polymathic achievement, from the extraordinary humanity of The Post Officer to memoirs, letters, essays and conversations, short stories, extracts from the celebrated novel The Home and the World, poems, songs, epigrams, and paintings. This inspired collection of works by one of this century's most profound writers in an essential guide for readers seeking to understand Indian literature, culture, and wisdom, and the perfect reintroduction of Tagore's magnificence to American readers.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The entire breadth of [Tagore's] richly hued oeuvre is showcased in all its emotional resonance and artistic greatness. Reading Tagore is not only illuminating but deeply moving." —Donna Seaman

"In common with thousands of his countrymen I owe much to one who by his poetic genius and singular purity of life has raised India in the estimation of the world." —Mahatma Gandhi

"The entire Indian civilization spoke through poetic wisdom of Rabindranath Tagore." —Deepak Chopra

"[Tagore's] lyrics...display in their thought a world I have dreamed of all my life long." —W.B. Yeats

"Tagore, who was a great master of words, seems to me have spoken about language, and its connection with social and political life, with accurate insight, and what he said has great interest for us today." —Isaiah Berlin

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312200794
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 12/15/1998
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,322,627
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Krishna Dutta, who was born in Calcutta, has lived for many years in London, where she works as a teacher.

Andrew Robinson is the literary editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement. He is the author of Satyajit Ray: The Inner Eye and The Art of Rabindranath Tagore.

Together they have written Rabindranath Tagore: the Myriad-Minded Man (St. Martins' Press, 1996) and are the editors of Selected Letters of Rabindranath Tagore (1997). They have also co-translated Tagore's The Post Office (St. Martin's Press, 1996).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
The Ghat's Story 31
Ramkanai's Folly 40
The Exercise-Book 45
Inheritance 51
A Single Night 59
A Fanciful Story 65
The Living and the Dead 74
The Golden Deer 86
Kabuliwala 97
Subha 104
Punishment 110
Trespass 121
Grandfather 126
Hungry Stone 135
The Visitor 147
The Royal Mark 162
Folly 173
The Wedding Garland 177
The Haldar Family 188
The Wife's Letter 205
Woman Unknown 219
House Number One 231
The Unapproved Story 244
Balai 255
The Laboratory 261
App The Story of a Mussalmani 299
Notes 304
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