When Tagore was a boy, on an overcast day at noon, he lay prone on a bed in a corner room in their family’s home at Jorasanko, and wrote a line in his slate – Gahana Kusuma Kunja Majhe. And with that line, the prodigious boy set out on a path that would eventually bring him the Nobel Prize for Literature, the first to an Asian. Kobiguru – as Tagore is reverentially called by the Bengalis – was a polymath with a staggering body of work. He composed songs, wrote poetry, plays, dance-dramas, short stories, novels, essays, and even took up painting later in his life. His songs that number over 2200, seem to span every conceivable human emotion. This selection features a hundred and eight songs of Tagore, selected by the translator, including some of the most popular ones such as Mamo Chitte, and Jodi Tor Daak Shune Keu.