Glimpses of Bengal (Select Letters 1885 - 1895)

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Item Code: NAP631
Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Publisher: Niyogi Books
Language: English
Edition: 2018
ISBN: 9789386906281
Pages: 148
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 7.0 inch X 5.0 inch
Weight 130 gm
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About The Book

I felt the writings of letters other than bussiness ones to be a delightful necessity. This is a form of literary extravagance only possible when a surplus of thought and emotion accumulates. Other forms of literature remain the author's and are made public for his good; letters that have been given to private individuals once for all, are therefore characterised by the more generous abandonment.

Introduction

The letters translated in this book span the most productive period of my literary life, when, owing to great good fortune, I was young and less known.

Youth being exuburnt and leisure ample, i felt the writings of letters other than bussiness ones to be a delightful necessity. This is a form of literary extravagance only possible when a surplus of thought and emotion accumulates. Other forms of literature remain the author's and are made public for his good; letters that have been given to privated individuals once for all, are therefore characterised by the more generous abandonment.

It so happened that selected extracts from a large numbers of such letters found their way back to me years after they would delight me by bringing to mind the memory of days, when under the shelter of obscurity, I enjoyed the greatest freedom my life has ever known.

Since these letters synchronise with a considerable part of my published writings, I thought their parallel course would broaden my readers' understanding of my poems as a track is widened by retreading the same ground. Such was my justification for publicating them in a book for my countrymen. Hoping that the descriptions of village scenes in Bengal contained in these letters would also be of interest to English readers, the translation of a section of that selection has been entrusted to one who, among all those whom know, was best fitted to carry it out.

Contents

Content Page No.
Introduction 7
Bandora 9
Shelidah 11
Shazadpur 12
Kaligram 15
Kaligram 17
Nearing Shazadpur 19
Shazadpur 22
Shazadpur 25
On the Way 26
Chuhali 27
Shazadpur 29
Shazadpur 31
Shazadpur 34
Shazadpur 36
Shazadpur 37
On Board a Canal Steamer Going to Cuttack 39
Tiran 41
Shelidah 46
Shelidah 46
Shelidah 48
Shelidah 49
Shelidah 52
Bolpur 54
Bolpur 55
Bolpur 56
Bolpur 58
Bolpur 59
Bolpur 61
Shelidah 63
Shelidah 63
Shelidah 64
Shelidah 67
On the Way to Goalunda 69
Shelidah 69
Shazadpur 71
Shazadpur 72
Shazadpur 73
Shelidah 75
Boalia 77
Natore 79
Shelidah 81
Bajla 83
Cuttack 84
Cuttack 86
Cuttack 88
Shelidah 90
Shelidah 92
Shelidah 94
Shelidah 95
Shelidah 97
Shelidah 99
Shazadpur 101
Shazadpur 103
Patisar 104
Patisar 106
Patisar 108
Patisar 109
Patisar 110
Patisar 112
Patisar 114
Shelidah 116
Shelidah 118
Shelidah 120
Shelidah 122
Shelidah 123
Shazadpur 125
On the Way to Dighapatiaya 127
On the Way to Boalia 129
Calcutta 130
Bolpur 132
Bolpur 133
Shelidah 135
Shelidah 137
Shelidah 139
Shelidah 140
On the Way to Pabna 142
Shelidah 143
Kushtea 144
Shelidah 146

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