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  • Rabindranath Tagore

    The short story is often viewed as an inferior relation to the Novel but it is an art in itself. To take a story and distil its essence into fewer pages while keeping character and plot rounded and driven is not an easy task. Many try and many fail. Rabindranth Tagore was one to succeed as this audiobook ably demonstrates. We venture to the East to meet the poet and story teller who speaks a common language of love and mysticism which continues to convey valuable insights into universal themes in contemporary society. Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) who was a gifted Bengali Renaissance man, distinguishing himself as a philosopher, social and political reformer and a popular author in...read more

  • Rabindranath Tagore

    Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was the first Asian to win a Nobel Prize. Nationalism is based on lectures delivered by him during the First World War. While the nations of Europe were doing battle, Tagore urged his audiences in Japan and the United States to eschew political aggressiveness and cultural arrogance. His mission, one might say, was to synthesize East and West, tradition and modernity. The lectures were not always well received at the time, but were chillingly prophetic. As Ramachandra Guha shows in his brilliant and erudite Introduction, it was by reading and speaking to Tagore that those founders of modern India, Gandhi and Nehru, developed a theory of nationalism that was...read more

  • Rabindranath Tagore

    Rabindranath Tagore, India's foremost writer and the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for literature, is perhaps best known for his tender and passionate tales about human yearning and longing. Here then is a collection of eighteen short stories that highlight Tagore's profound vision. The collection begins with The Kabuliwallah, a heartwarming story about the relationship between a father and daughter. In The Postmaster, a young man from Calcutta finds himself adjusting to life in a remote village, and The Hungry Stones, which follows an unlikely encounter at a railway station. Other stories include The Trust Property, The Home-coming, Living or Dead?, The Skeleton, My Fair...read more

  • Rabindranath Tagore

    Rabindranath Tagore, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. In translation his poetry was viewed as spiritual and mercurial; however, his "elegant prose and magical poetry" remain largely unknown outside Bengal. Tagore introduced new prose and verse forms and the use of colloquial language into Bengali literature, thereby freeing it from traditional models based on classical Sanskrit. He was highly influential in...read more

  • Rabindranath Tagore

    Rabindranath Tagore was born May 7,1861. He was a Bengali poet, writer, composer, philosopher, social reformer and painter.[2] He reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of the 'profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse' of Gitanjali, in 1913 he became the first non-European and lyricist to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Tagore's poetic songs were viewed as spiritual and mercurial; however, his 'elegant prose and magical poetry' remain largely unknown outside Bengal. He is sometimes referred to as 'the Bard of Bengal'. 'Darshan' is considered one of his iconic, seminal...read more

  • Rabindranath Tagore

    Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore talks of the many things he feels is necessary for creativity through joy of unity, he covers many topics like the creative ideal, makes comparisons of creativity between the east and the west, the spirit of freedom and about his idea of an...read more

  • Ullas Mallick

    This is the first among a bouquet of AudioBox set publications on 'love & humor' from "My StoryGenie" Bengali audiobook series. Featuring an exclusively copyrighted and curated collection of Bengali audio stories (only from My StoryGenie) from a wide spectrum of Bengal authors - ranging from some literary giants, celebrated luminaries to some promising upcoming pens of the present era, this treatise will present you with a "themed audio-stories bundle" covering the human instincts of love and humor in its varied shades, that will oscillate between absolute cerebral ecstasies and lingering taste of blithesome joy and laughter. This resonating train of 13 audio dramas, back to back,...read more

  • Rabindranath Tagore

    Audie-nominated narrator Deepti Gupta shares a classic love story set among the fires of India’s struggle for independence. Bimala is torn between her commitment to her husband, Nikhil, who holds Western beliefs, and the radical Sandip, a leader of the Swadeshi movement under the British Raj. Bimala finds herself asking what freedom truly means for herself and for her country. Author, poet, and Nobel laureate, Sir Rabindranath Tagore sets the story on a Bengali noble’s estate in 1908. It is both a love story and a novel of political awakening. Bimala’s attempts to resolve the irreconcilable—pressures of home and the world—reflect the conflict in India itself. The tragic outcome...read more

  • Rabindranath Tagore

    Gitanjali bedeutet 'Sangesopfer'. Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1919), bengalischer Dichter, geboren in Kalkutta, erhielt für diese Gedichtsammlung als erster Asiate den Literaturnobelpreis (1913). In über einhundert Gedichten präsentiert sich der Erzähler als Suchender, der das Kommen der freundlichen Gottheit erwartet, und schildert gleichzeitig auf poetische und anrührende Weise seinen Lebensweg. Wahrhaft magische...read more

  • Rabindranath Tagore

    Tagore was a true Renaissance man, distinguishing himself as a gifted philosopher, social and political reformer as well as a popular author in all literary genres. His most famous poem, extracts of which are recorded here, is Gitanjali which earned him the distinction of the first Asian writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. His songs include both the Indian and Bangladeshi national anthems. This selection of his poems is read for you by Shyama Perera a gifted journalist, broadcaster and...read more

  • Rabindranath Tagore

    Gitanjali is a collection of 103 poems in English, largely translations by the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore. This volume became very famous in the West, and was widely translated into other languages. In England a slender volume was published in 1913, with an exhilarating preface by W. B. Yeats. In the same year, Rabindranath became the first non-European to win the Nobel prize. (summary by Hilara) "On many an idle day have I grieved over lost time. But it is never lost, my lord. Thou hast taken every moment of my life in thine own hands. Hidden in the heart of things thou art nourishing seeds into sprouts, buds into blossoms, and ripening flowers into fruitfulness. I was tired and...read more

  • Rabindranath Tagore

    'Tagore picks up the flotsam of a love story from the Ganga and narrates it like only he can. An eternal human story.'- Gulzar After a boat-wreck overturns his life, Rameshchandra Chowdhury mistakes young Kamala for his newly wedded bride. They move away from Calcutta to start a domestic life together, even as Ramesh is unable to forget Hemnalini, whom he was always in love with, but could not marry. Meanwhile, Hemnalini must steel her heart, while her hypochondriac father and hot-headed brother seek grooms for her. When Nalinaksha, a serene and influential doctor, enters the scene, fate decides to rock the boats again. Initially serialized in Bangadarshan magazine between 1903 and 1904,...read more

  • Rabindranath Tagore

    This is a collection of short stories written by the nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The stories contained in this volume were translated by several hands. The version of The Victory is the author's own work. The seven stories which follow were translated by Mr. C. F. Andrews, with the help of the author's help. Assistance has also been given by the Rev. E. J. Thompson, Panna Lal Basu, Prabhat Kumar Mukerjii, and the Sister Nivedita.(Summary by...read more

  • Rabindranath Tagore

    A tourist stumbled upon one grieving woman during his morning strolls along the hilly tracks of Darjeeling. The woman seemed to be a hermit draped in saffron as she was inconsolable in the backdrop of persistent rain and chilly weather with thick fog engulfing the entire Himalayan range. The tourist inquired about the cause of her distress, to which, after moments of silence, the woman narrated a story that transfixed the tourist with sheer wonder leaving him in a state of hallucination where religion or the less of it along with respect, love, and faith created a rich tapestry of mythical proportion. It left him, soul searching for the elusive truth of our own life and existence. What...read more

  • Rabindranath Tagore

    Sadhana, The Realisation of Life (1913) is a book of meditation by Rabindranath Tagore. Excerpt from the book: 'Perhaps it is well for me to explain that the subject-matter of the papers published in this book has not been philosophically treated, nor has it been approached from the scholar's point of view. The writer has been brought up in a family where texts of the Upanishads are used in daily worship; and he has had before him the example of his father, who lived his long life in the closest communion with God, while not neglecting his duties to the world, or allowing his keen interest in all human affairs to suffer any abatement. So in these papers, it may be hoped, western readers...read more

  • Rabindranath Tagore

    Los poemas de "el jardinero" tocan temas utilizadas en la poesía sánscrita más antigua: la juventud y la vejez, la riqueza y el despojo, el amor, la muerte y el sexo. la sugerencia es una de las mayores cualidades de esta poesía. No redunda en imágenes eróticas, pero recrea de aquella gran tradición poética la capacidad de decir veladamente aquello que no se pone en palabras. Ligera y fugaz, como la gota de rodo que pende de un vuelo, la poesía de "el jardinero" atraviesa las páginas invitando a la calma. Referirse a ella, y en ella a Tagore, implica disponerse a experimentar una relación peculiar con la naturaleza que no se presenta como ornamento ni obstáculo para el hombre,...read more

  • Rabindranath Tagore

    These Reminiscences were written and published by the Author in his fiftieth year, shortly before he started on a trip to Europe and America for his failing health in 1912. It was in the course of this trip that he wrote for the first time in the English language for publication. (from...read more

  • Rabindranath Tagore

    A 1918 collection of short stories, by the popular Bengali writer.(Summary by...read more

  • John Keats

    In England summer evenings remind us of the falling of the light, of village greens and the thump of willow on leather. In winter, evenings are dark, unlit and a time to be inside.The evening light, of twilight, of sunset, has another name in the movie business. They call it Ômagic hourÕ and sometimes it is just that. The heavy, golden light suffuses everything with a glow and fullness that gladdens our hearts and delights our eyes.For our poets this was a time of mystery and wonder; between the bright day and the canopy of stars that heralded sleep. This volume comes to you from Portable Poetry, a specialized imprint from Deadtree Publishing. Our range is large and growing and covers...read more

  • Rabindranath Tagore

    A collection of essays on the Hindu/Buddhist view of humankind's place in the universe. As the author says in his introduction: 'in these papers, it may be hoped, western readers will have an opportunity of coming into touch with the ancient spirit of India as revealed in our sacred texts and manifested in the life of to-day.' Most of the essays were given as lectures before Harvard University in 1916 or...read more