Author: Krishna Dutta
Publisher: Picador India
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0330349635
This well-selected anthology brings together a vivid range of his work: memoirs, short stories, letters, essays, travel writings, poems, songs, extracts from a novel, a play, and two extraordinary conversations. Numerous well-produced photographs add to the atmosphere.
From his celebrated play, The Post Office, to his fantastic paintings and drawings, this is the first anthology to show clearly the literary sophistication, emotional power and intellectual range of Toga's whole achievement.
These prose translations from Tagore have stirred my blood as nothing has for years, wrote W B Yeats in 1912, the year before Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize. Mahatma Gandhi said of him, In common with thousand of my countrymen I owe much to Tagore, who by his poetic genius and singular purity of life has raised India in the estimation of the world.
This new anthology, edited by Tagore's biographers, is an authoritative introduction to his work --LITERARY REVIEW
The first Tagore book of selected works ... gives a taste of what it is to be a true polymath -- SCOTSMAN
The editors provide excellent introductions to each section, a glossary and helpful notes.....A sumptuous book to celebrate Tagore's life -- TIME OUT