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The Postmaster By Rabindranath Tagore

The Postmaster

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An English translation of 20 stories selected from different stages of Tagore's life. The book contains an introduction elucidating the connections between the stories and Tagore's life, as well as the stories' relations to the European genres.

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The Postmaster: Selected Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

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.

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About Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Nobel laureate for literature (1913), was one of modern India's greatest poets and writers

Table of Contents

The Living and the Dead; The Postmaster; Profit and Loss; Housewife; Little Master's Return; The Divide; Taraprasanna's Fame; Wealth Surrendered; Skeleton; A Single Night; Fool's Gold; Holiday; Kabuliwallah; The Editor; Punishment; A Problem Solved; Exercise-book; Forbidden Entry; In the Middle of the Night; Unwanted; Elder Sister; Fury Appeased; Thakurda; Guest; Widhes Granted; False Hope; Son-sacrifice; The Hungry Stones; Thoughtlessness; The Gift of Sight.

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The Postmaster: Selected Stories by Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore
Used - Very Good
Penguin Books Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.