Baishak is not only the time to celebrate the Bengali New Year but also the time to commemorate the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. Keeping this occassion in mind, Niyogi Books organized the launch of six wonderful translations of Tagore to celebrate the legacy of this literary genius. Eminent poet, scholar and critic Shankha Ghosh was also present at the occasion.
The book Gleanings of the Road, translated by Prof. Somdatta Mandal talk about his journeys and experiences.
Sadhana: The Realisation of Life is a concise introduction to the spiritual heritage of ancient India by Rabindranath Tagore. With chapters on Soul Consciousness, the Problems of Evil and the self and Realisation in Love, Action, Beauty and the Infinite, it contains the essence of the texts of Indian philosophy.
The Post Office represents a young boy who has received the call of the open road. He seeks freedom from the comfortable enclosure of habits sanctioned by the prudent and from walls of rigid opinion built for him by the respectable. On the other hand, My Reminiscences has etched in words many of his primary experiences about his future poetry, plays and novels.
Rereading Tagore is a reader’s book that looks at Tagore through his texts. It reads his novels Gora and Jogajog in depth, and Char Adhyay as a crucible of our time. His plays Dakghar and Muktadhara are taken up briefly but succinctly. That he is above all a poet is amply illustrated, not by his poems alone but songs—a principal thrust in these pages.
The book Glimpses of Bengal is a delightful and must-read collection of letters written in the 1890s, by Rabindranath Tagore, as he traveled across Bengal to manage his family’s far-flung agricultural estates.
The books are readily available at Oxford Bookstore. Grab your copy now!!
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