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Rabindranath Tagore

 (Born: Calcutta, 1861, Died  1941 )

Important works:
Rabindranath Tagore is best known for his poetry, but he also wrote short stories, plays and novels. His first poetic collections - Manasi (l890), Chitra (1895) and Sonar Tari (1895) - used colloquial Bengali instead of the usual archaic literary form.

Gitanjali (Song Offering, 1912) is his most famous work. An English translation was published under Yeats' auspices. Other works include the novel, Binodini (1902) and Galpaguccha (Bunch of Stories, 1912).

Apart from writing, he held major exhibitions of his paintings in the West. He was also a noted composer.

 

Rabindranath Tagore Books

 

An Anthology, Rabindranath Tagore:, Krishna Dutta (Editor), Andrew Robinson (Editor), 

Pb., 432 p. ; 1999 edn., (Griffin) ISBN: 031220079X  Price check/ Availability

 

Binodini: A Novel, Tagore Rabindranath, Hc., 1964 edn. (U. Hawaii)

ISBN: 0824800133; O/P.  Price check/ Availability 

 

Broken Ties & Other Stories, Rabindranath Tagore, Hc.,  1977 edn.,

(Ayer) ISBN: 0836941225; O/P. Price check/ Availability

 

Broken Ties, Rabindranath Tagore, Pb., 145 p., 2002 edn., , ISBN: 8171677398,

$ 12.50

 

Chaturanga, Rabindranath Tagore, Ashok Mitra (Translator), Hc., 1974 edn.,

(Periplus Line) ISBN: 0882532790; O/P.Price check/ Availability

 

Chitra, Rabindranath Tagore, Pb., 49 p., 2003 edn., ISBN: 8171677444,

$ 12.50

 

Collected Poems and Plays, Rabindranath Tagore, Pb., 793 p., ISBN 0333926951,

$ 39.95 Price check/ Availability

 

Collected Stories, Rabindranath, Sir, Tagore, Pb.,202 p.,  ISBN 0333900553 

$ 22.50  To Place Order 

Description: Includes the cabuliwallah, the Sons of Rashman

 

Creative Unity, Rabindranath Tagore, (RPA) #167678 Hc., $ 22.50 To Place Order

 

The Crescent Moon: Prose Poems, Rabindranath Tagore, Deepak Chopra (Narrator),

Audio Cassette: 45 p.; (Amber-Allen), 1996 edn., ISBN: 1878424203

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The Crescent Moon; Rabindranath Tagore, Hardcover, RPA# 1676731 $ 19.50

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The English writings of Rabindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore Pb., (Sahitya

Akademi); ISBN: 8172019459; O/P. Price check/ Availability

 

Farewell My Friend and the Garden, Rabindranath Tagore, Krishna Kripalani

(Translator) Pb., 1979 edn. (Periplus Line) ISBN: 0317424408; O/P Price check/ Availability

 

Final Poems, Rabindranath Tagore, Wendy Barker (Translator), Saranindranath Tagore

(Translator) Hc.: 104 p.; 2001 ed. (G.Braziller/Pgn.) ; ISBN: 0807614882;

$ 42.50  To Place Order

 

Fireflies, Rabindranath Tagore, Pb.  274 p., 2002 edn., .; ISBN: 8171676952,

$ 22.50 To Place Order

 

Forty Poems of Rabindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Sisir K. Ghose (Editor)

Pb., 1984 edn. (Periplus Line) ISBN: 0865782350; O/P. Price check/ Availability

 

Four Chapters, Rabindranath Tagore, Hc., (RPA) # 1677142 $ 22.50

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The Gardener, Rabindranath Tagore, Hc.: 128 p., 1988 edn., ISBN:

0333902610; Price check/ Availability

 

Gitanjali - Deluxe Edition,   Rabindranath Tagore, Hc., 2002 edn.,  ISBN:

0333935756, $ 39.95 To Place Order
Description: In this ‘Song offerings’, Tagore uses modernised images from classical Indian love poetry to

symbolise his yearning to merge with the Supreme. So the mud-stained traveler, the parched summer earth,

the bride awaiting the return of her lord, the first monsoon shower, the flowers, the rivers and the conch are

images which gain a mystical depth in these poems. Included in this edition is W.B Yeats’ ‘Introduction to

Tagore’s English translation of the work’.

 

Gitanjali,   Rabindranath Tagore, Hc., (RPA), # 167612 $ 25.00 To Place Order

 

Gitanjali,   Rabindranath Tagore, Pb., 2002 edn.,  ISBN: 0333900090,  $ 22.95

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Golden Boat, Rabindranath Tagore, Bhabani Bhattacharya (Translator), Pb.,

1980 edn., (Periplus Line), ISBN: 0882530933; O/P. Price check/ Availability

 

Gora,  Rabindranath Tagore. Translated from Bangla with notes by Sujit Mukherjee.

Introduction by Meenakshi Mukherjee. Pb., 570 p.,  22 cm.,  2002 edn.,( Rpa);

ISBN  817167755X; $29.95 To Place Order

 

The Heart of God: Prayers of Rabindranath Tagore,  Herbert F. Vetter (Editor),

Rabindranath Tagore, Hc.: 112 p. ;  1997 edn., (Tuttle) 0804831254

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The Home and the World, Rabindranath Tagore, translated by Surendranath-

Tagore and introduction by Anita Desai. Pb., 205 p.; 20 cm., 1999 edn., (Pgn.) ,

ISBN: 014028821X ; $ 22.50 To Place Order

 

The Housewarming, and Other Selected Writings, Rabindranath Tagore,

Hc.,  (Greenwood) ISBN: 0837182409, O/P Price check/ Availability
 

Human Values : The Tagorean Panorama, Rabindranath Tagore, translated

from Bengali by S. K. Chakraborty and Pradip Bhattacharya, Pb., 374 p.,

22 cm., (New Age); ISBN: 812240524X; $ 22.50 To Place Order

 

Hungry Stones and Other Stories,  Rabindranath Tagore, Pb., 2002 edn., 

ISBN: 0333900057,/ RPA# 1677134  $ 22.50 To Place Order
Description: This book is a selection of the best of Tagore’s short stories. These stories display the versatility

of the great writer. Ranging from the fanciful and supernatural in Hungry Stones, to the delicate poignance in

The Homecoming. Tagore had a remarkable capacity to empathise with his characters and his characterization

shows a great deal of psychological insight. A master of the short story genre, Tagore can evoke pathos and

humor at the same time. His sense of comic gives him – and the reader – an objective view of otherwise

sentimental situations. These stories have a firm narrative thread and are a delight to every reader

 

Hungry Stones and Other Stories,  Rabindranath Tagore, Pb.,  ISBN 8171677134,

$ 35.00 To Place Order

 

King of the Dark Chamber, Rabindranath Tagore, Pb., 2001 edn.,  ISBN: 0333903510 ,

$ 20.00 To Place Order
Description: She, who worships beauty and abhors ugliness, suspects that her husband, the King, to be

unsightly and leaves the palace. But she returns to realise her ignorance and returns to the king who is

Light as well as Darkness. This is the theme of the play The King of the Dark Chamber which is the English

version of the Bengali play ‘Raja’ published in 1911. The story in its outline was adapted from a Buddhist tale,

but Tagore moulded it into a symbolic play of a spiritual quest for Truth and Beauty.

 

Later Poems of Rabindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Pb., 1976 edn.,

(Funk & W.) ISBN: 0308102452; O/P. Price check/ Availability

 

Lectures and Addresses, Rabindranath Tagore, Pb., 2001 edn., ISBN: 0333903498,

$ 22.50 To Place Order
Description: These lectures and addresses were originally compiled to satisfy the Western world’s curiosity

about the thoughts, ideals and beliefs of the man whose English translation of Gitanjali had overwhelmed

them by its freshness. Tagore the poet had become known all over the world; Tagore the philosopher was little

known. Tagore here tells us of his early life, about the school he had created, his views on progress and

civilisation, modern industrialisation, the nature of creative activity and what he understood by art

 

Love Poems of Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Rabindra N. Choudhury (Translator),

Pb., 1983 edn. (Periplus Line) ISBN: 0892530626; O/P.Price check/ Availability

 

Mashi and Other Stories, Rabindranath Tagore, Pb., 2002 edn.,, ISBN: 0333903552,

$ 22.50 To Place Order
Description: A collection of fourteen short stories, including the famous ‘The Postmaster’ (made into a short

film by Satyajit Ray), ‘The Castaway’, ‘Subha’ and ‘The Trust Property’, Mashi has been popular since it was

first published in 1918. The stories portray the sorrows and happiness of everyday Bengali life. In translation,

the stories retain their original freshness, and the universality of situations and sentiments extends its appeal

to readers outside Bengal and foreign to the language.

 

Mashi, and Other Stories, Rabindranath Tagore, Pb., (Ayer) ISBN: 0836941233; O/P.

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My Boyhood Days, Rabindranath Tagore,  Hc.,  RPA#1676758, $ 22.50

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My Reminiscences, Rabindranath Tagore, Pb., 1979 edn. (Arden Library) ISBN:

0849551366; O/P. Price check/ Availability

 

Nationalism, Rabindranath Tagore, Sir Rabindranath Tagore, Pb., 168 pages, 1998

edn. (Kessinger) ISBN: 0766106462 Price check/ Availability

 

On the Shores of Eternity: Poems from Tagore on Immortality and Beyond,

Rabindranath Tagore, Deepak Chopra, Hc.: 96 p. ; 1999 edn.

(Harmony) ISBN: 060960564X; Price check/ Availability

 

Paper Boats, Rabindranath Tagore, Grayce Bochak (Illustrator), Pb., 1992 edn.,

(Boyds Mills) ISBN: 1878093126; O/P. Price check/ Availability

 

Personality, Rabindranath Tagore, Pb., 2001 edn., ISBN: 0333903560, $ 22.50

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Description: This is a collection of six lectures delivered in America in 1920-21 on such varied subjects

as the nature of art, scientific facts and the creative personality, the extra-natural world around us, the

philosophy of Tagore’s model school, meditation and women. In all these, Tagore is propounding before

a Western audience, the essence of  Indian thoughts and attitudes on these subjects.

 

Poems of Kabir, Rabindranath Tagore, Hc., RPA# 167623 $ 22.50 To Place Order

 

The Post Office, Rabindranath Tagore, Krishna Dutta (Translator), Andrew Robinson

(Translator), Anita Desai (Introduction), Hc.: 52 p.; 1996 edn.;(St. -

Martin's);  ISBN: 0312147031;  O/P. Price check/ Availability

 

The Post Office, Rabindranath Tagore, Hc., RPA# 1676132 $ 22.50

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Red Oleaders Rabindranath Tagore, Hc., RPA# 16767X, $ 22.50

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Religion of Man, Rabindranath Tagore, Hc., RPA# 1676715 $ 22.50

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Reminiscences, Rabindranath Tagore, Pb., 2002 edn., ISBN: 0333903536. 

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Description: Originally published in Bengali in 1912, Tagore’s Jivansmriti, an account of the first twenty-

seven years of his life, came out in English in 1917. Starting with an account of his Spartan upbringing in

a large joint family, Tagore describes the early years of education, his first real acquaintance with his

ascetic father on a trip to the Himalaya, his apprenticeship in poetry, music and theatre under the tutelage

of his remarkable cousin, Jyotirindranath Tagore, his first visit to England and the composition of his

earliest works. The book ends with the important death, that of Jyotirindranath’s wife; a death which deeply

affected Tagore’s poetic personality.

 

Sacrifice, Rabindranath Tagore, Pb., 2001 edn., ISBN: 0333903544, $ 20.00

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Description: In 1917 when the First World War was at its height Tagore dedicated the English version of

Sacrifice ‘to those heroes who bravely stood for peace when human sacrifice was claimed for the Goddess

of war’. Tagore however was also aware of the limitations of nationalism which deifies one’s own country

and could ead to naked violence unless illuminated by peace and tolerance. A theme which finds symbolic

representations in the play Sacrifice.

 

Sadhana the Realization of Life: 1915, Rabindranath Tagore, Sir Rabindranath

Tagore, Pb., 184 p.; 1998 edn., (Kessinger), ISBN: 0766106594

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Sadhana, Rabindranath Tagore, Pb., 182 p., 2002 edn., ISBN: 8171678246, $ 12.50

 

Selected Poems, Rabindranath Tagore, William Radice (Editor), Paperback:

208 p.; 1995 edn.; (SA); ISBN: 0140183663 Price check/ Availability

 

Selected Poems (Vol. 1-5), Rabindranath Tagore, Hc.; RPA# 167707

$22.50 To Place Order

 

Selected Writings on Literature and Language,  Rabindranath Tagore, edited

by Sisir Kumar Das and Sukanta Chaudhuri. Hc.;  413 p., illust., 23 cm.,

2001 edn., (Ox.); ISBN:  0195656474; $ 42.50 To Place Order

 

Songs of  Kabir (New  Edn.),  Rabindranath Tagore, Pb., ISBN 1578632498, 

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Show Yourself to My Soul: A New Translation of Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore,

James Talarovic (Translator), James, David E. Schlaver (Introduction), Pb. , 192 p.,

2002 edn., (Sorin) ; ISBN: 189373255X; $ 25.00 To Place Order

 

Stray Birds, Rabindranath Tagore, Hc., RPA# 1676707 $ 22.50 To Place Order

 

A Tagore Reader, Rabindranath Tagore (Author), Amiya Chakravarty, Paperback:

192 p.; 2002 edn., (Sorin) ISBN: 189373255X Price check/ Availability

 

Tagore: Selected Short Stories, Rabindranath Tagore – Author, Pb., 336 pages., 

2003/05, (Pgn.) ; ISBN  014118325X; $ 27.50 To Place Order

 

Two Sisters, Rabindranath Tagore, Pb., 130 p., 2002 edn., ISBN: 817167738X, $ 12.50

 

Thoughts for the Free Life: Lao Tsu to the Present, Rabindranath Tagore (Editor),

Lao Tsu, Cicely Buckley (Editor), Lao Tsu, Tagpre, Pablo Neruda Pb.,  120 p. ;

1997 edn., (Oyster River) ISBN: 1882291565; O/P.Price check/ Availability

 

This World is Beautiful: A Collection for Young People Rabindranath Tagore,

Hc.: 96 p., 1998 edn. (Tagore Centre) ISBN: 0951336800

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Whisperings; the inspirational writings of Rabindranath Tagore on nature,

love, and life, Rabindranath Tagore, Pb., 45 p., (Hallmark) ISBN 0875293298;

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