Selected Short Stories

Selected Short Stories - Penguin Classics

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Synopsis

Poet, novelist, painter and musician, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) is the grand master of Bengali culture. Written during the 1890s, the stories in this selection brilliantly recreate vivid images of Bengali life and landscapes in their depiction of peasantry and gentry, casteism, corrupt officialdom and dehumanizing poverty. Yet Tagore is first and foremost India's supreme Romantic poet, and in these stories he can be seen reaching beyond mere documentary realism towards his own profoundly original vision.

Book information

ISBN: 9780140449839
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: New Edition
DEWEY: 891.4435
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 322
Weight: 264g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 22mm