Rabindranath Tagore: Poet And Dramatist (Oxford India Paperbacks)
Publish Date: 1994-05-21
Author: Edward Thompson
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Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was arguably the greatest writer in modern India. Yet the precise nature of his literary greatness and the evidence for it have by and large remained a well-kept Bengali secret. Thompson, an Englishman who acquired an intimate knowledge of Tagore through personal acquaintance and reading his work in the original Bengali, writes about Tagore precisely with the intention of making him accessible to those with no knowledge of Bengali. First published in 1926, then republished in 1948, this remains one of the best introductions to Tagore's work.