Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Translator(s)/Editor: Aurobindo Bose
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171676197
Most of the poems in this collection are taken from several volumes published during the 1930’s. The translator, Aurobindo Bose, has divided them into Poems of Hope and Defiance and Poem of Wonder. According to him, these poems….dispel forever the false idea that Tagore was a poet of the Ivory Tower. They show….what man has made of man.
The book also includes a selection of Tagore’s songs-poems set to music by the poet himself. For each poem the name of the original volume and the page or poem number is given in the sources section. A glossary of common Indian terms appears at the end of the volume. The volume also carries an assessment of Tagore by Herman Hesse and a foreword by Yehudi Menuhin. The latter said, I pray that this book will gather into our ranks the anonymous reader, who will find the same inspiration, beauty and comfort that I have found in these verses.
Hermann Hesse on Tagore
Foreword by Yehudi Menuhin
Poems of hope and Defiance
A Sheaf of Songs
Poems of Wonder