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Selected Writing for Children By Edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri

Selected Writing for Children
by Edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri

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This title, third in the 'Oxford Tagore Translations' Series, presents the entire range of Tagore's writings for children. The stories, plays and verses lay before children the entire human experience: the comic, the fantastic and the reassuring, but also the tragic, the philosophic and the grim.
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Selected Writing for Children: Rabindranath Tagore by Edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri

The poet and sage here appears as a writer for children in a number of veins - comic, whimsical, tender, serious. Among the variety of verses to be found here are delicate pieces originally written for an innovative Bengali textbook; delightful nonsense poetry and presentations of a child's desires and fantasies; and narrative and didactic poems as simple as they are sober and unpatronizing. These verses appear alongside a range of other writing: short plays and sketches; short stories; chatty tales where everyday life blends with fantasy and witty philosophizing. The collection is rounded off with a selection from Rabindranath's accounts of his own childhood. Most of theses pieces have never been translated before. Many of them would have been considered untranslatable. The book also contains a wealth of illustrations by Rabindranath himself, his circle and the members of the Santiniketan community. The book offers readers a rich insight into one of the most attractive yet least explored aspects of Rabindranath's life and imagination. More obviously, it constitutes a treasury of funny, colourful, thoughtful writing touched by the mind of an all-time genius.

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About Edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri

Sukanta Chaudhuri is Professor of English at Jadavpur University, CalcuttaSankha Ghosh is a noted Bengali poet and critic. He retired as Professor of Bengali from Jadavpur University.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Grandfather's Holiday; At the Start; VERSES; STORIES; PLAYS; THAT MAN; MORE VERSES; MY CHILDHOOD

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Selected Writing for Children: Rabindranath Tagore by Edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri
Edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri
Oxford Tagore Translations S.
Used - Very Good
OUP India
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