Ebook ➩ Rabindranath Tagore Author Monideepa Sahu – Writerscompany.co.uk

Rabindranath Tagore This is a wonderful biography that carries the reader through a whole sweep of history To tell the truth, I have never been crazy about Tagore I love Rabindra Sangeet, but have only read Gitanjali and a few of his stories including, of course, The Cabuliwallah Though I quite enjoyed them, I felt he was a bit overrated, perhaps because he was one of the few Indians writing in English in his time Monideepa Sahu s biography really brought home to me what an extraordinary person, what a visionary he was, and how he actually lived his vision instead of just sitting on his high horse and talking about it Maybe I was just too crass in my youth to discern all that in his writing, must reread some time That s my personal take on this book Now to get to the intended audience, given that this is a Puffin bookThe tone and language of this biography are just right for young readers, being chatty and friendly, never talking down or preachy The author skilfully recreates the atmosphere of Kolkata in the latter half of the 19th century and in Tagore s family home, Thakurbari The simplicity and idealism of the family are touching, and their broad minded patriotism is inspiring The setting up of the school at Santiniketan and later Vishwa Bharati seems such a natural and commonsensical process, one wonders why education has become such a complicated business today One thing I found intriguing is the way the narrative tends to a Very simple but elaborately described Takes us to the Tagore Era Loved every page of it. Thoroughly enjoyed the book Such a precise, concise biography of such an interesting man I knew quite a bit about him, but reading this book told me so much , put everything into context, and threw new light on various aspects of Tagore, his life and his works.The first chapter was slightly bumpy, perhaps because the author because had to string together several little incidents But from the second chapter, the flow was very good, seamless she has brought in the i She has simply described the life of Rabindranath Tagore in this book. The Song That I Came To Sing Remains Unsung To This Day I Have Spent My Days In Stringing And In Unstringing My Instrument Gitanjali Born In 1861 In One Of The Foremost Families Of Bengal, Little Rabi Grew Up To Become A Great Nationalist, A Gifted Writer, A Talented Artist, A Brilliant Visionary And A Reformer Of Education He Was Also Asia S First Nobel Laureate His Contribution To India S Freedom Movement Is Forever Immortalized In Jana Gana Mana, A Song He Wrote To Inspire The Nation This Wonderfully Insightful Biography, Rich In Anecdotes And Little Known Facts, Brings Alive This Legendary Figure To Contemporary Readers Monideepa Sahu Vividly Recounts Rabindranth S Experiences At School That Helped To Formulate His Vision Of Shantiniketan She Also Traces The Evolution Of His Poetry From Schoolboy Rhymes In Dog Eared Notebooks To Universally Loved Poetry, Prose, Novels And Short Stories Explore The Life And Times Of This Remarkable Personality Through This Compelling Biography.

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