Fireflies, or brief poems, originated in China and Japan and were often written on pieces of silk. Tagore visited Japan and translated haiku into Bengali. FIREFLIES is a collection of proverbs, aphorisms and maxims. Each firefly, rarely more than a sentence long, represents a luminous thought on love, life, beauty or God. Each page of this book contains a decorative design by Boris Artzybasheff with the short two to three line maxim of Tagore's beneath.
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About the Author
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was the most popular Indian author of the colonial era known by the sobriquet Gurudev, He was a Bengali poet, Brahmo Samaj philosopher, visual artist, playwright, novelist, and composer whose works reshaped Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 and was knighted by the ruling British government in 1915.