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.
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.
|On the Way||26|
|On Board a Canal Steamer Going to Cuttack||39|
|On the Way to Goalunda||69|
|On the Way to Dighapatiaya||127|
|On the Way to Boalia||129|
|On the Way to Pabna||142|
Item Code: NAP631 Author: Rabindranath Tagore Cover: Paperback Edition: 2018 Publisher: Niyogi Books ISBN: 9789386906281 Language: English Size: 7.0 inch X 5.0 inch Pages: 148 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 130 gms