Author: Abu Sayeed Ayyub
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172018517
This Award-Winning Bengali book translated into English is a major critical attempt that tries to evaluate Tagore's literary genius in the background of modernism. The author tries to understand the way in which the world expresses itself in the body of Tagore's poetic creation.
The author examines how the awareness of evil grows in Tagore's work until it becomes pervasive in his final phase. The critic shows how the poet moves from romantic effusion and melancholy to the self-possessed tranquility of divine love and from there towards Western humanism on the one hand and to a realization of ' the gracious aspect of the terrible' on the other.