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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Rupa
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9788171677559, 817167755X
    • Pages: 569
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    Gora (1910) is Tagore’s fifth novel and is considered his masterpiece. Canvassing the social, cultural, religious and political life of nineteenth century urban middle-class Bengali, it is a landmark in the history of the Bengali novel. The novel is believed to be an expression of Tagore’s own transition from Hindu revivalism to universal brotherhood, from nationalism to internationalism, from the acceptance of rigid Brahmanism and Hinduism to the religion of man. Gora was translated into English by W.W. Pearson in 1924.

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    One of India’s most cherished figures, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1914) was a novelist, short-story writer, poet, essayist, painter, educationist and thinker, the first non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913. He modernised Bengali literature, moving it away from its rigid classical form and strict linguistic structure. Known for works such as Gitanjali (Song Offerings), Gora (Fair-Faced) and Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World,) his novels, short stories and verse are considered part of the greatest of world literature, famous for their exploration of the political and the personal. He also wrote the national anthem of India, Jana Gana Mana, and of Bangladesh, Amar Shonar Bangla.

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    • One of India's most cherished renaissance figure, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) puts us on the literary map of the world when his Gitanjali was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913. A poet's poet, he is a maker of not only modern Indian literature but also the modern Indian mind. Myriad-minded, he was a poet, short story writer, novelist, dramatist, essayist, painter and composer of songs. Gandhi called him the 'Great Sentinel'. His world-wide acclaim as a social, political, religious and aesthetic thinker, innovator in education and a champion of the 'One World' idea makes him a living presence.
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    lost in translation

    Very poor translation. It's better to go for the penguin edition.. grave mistake to prefer rupa
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    PUJA HAZRA

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    1 Aug, 2016

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    unwanted practices by Hindu society & flaws of Bramho Samaj religion

    my first book of Rbindranath Tagore aka Gurudev. this book deals with the rigidity and unwanted practices by Hindu society and also points out the massive flaws of Bramho Samaj religion through comparison by the medium of a great story.
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    abhishek mukherjee

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