Author: Rabindranath Tagore
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129104520
Poems presents Tagore’s translations of his original Bengali poems. The selection includes many songs composed by him during the Swadeshi movements and ends with his last poems. The poet recaptures the scenes and incidents of childhood spent in the midst of one of the most gifted families of India. The old-world Kolkata, with its lumbering hackney carriages, its closed palanquins for ladies, its medley of hawkers, its troupes of itinerant performers ans story-tellers, as seen through the vivid imagination of a child-genius, lives before our eyes. An unforgettable account of a remarkable child defying all the attempts of his teachers to drag him along the old ruts of learning.
The sections into which the book has been divided roughly correspond to the four major divisions in Tagore’s writings. Poems numbered 114 and 120-130 were translated by Amiya Chakravarty, his secretary of many years.