One of the most influential personalities of the 19th and 20th century, Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali polymath, artist, poet, and musician. He reshaped Indian art along with Bengali music and literature with Contextual Modernism. The books written by Rabindranath Tagore have been an inspiration for people of all generations. As an ardent anti-nationalist and humanist, he advocated independence from Britain and denounced the British Raj.
Tagore’s poetic songs were seen as mercurial and spiritual. His songs, stories, novels, essays and dance-dramas catered to personal as well as political topics.
Rabindranath Tagore also became the first non-European to win a Nobel Prize in literature.
Rabindranath Tagore Books
Gitanjali and Other Stories
The Kingdom of Cards
The Post Office
Chitra: A Play In One Act
1. Gitanjali And Other Stories
Gitanjali offers a collection of 103 prose poems, selected and translated into English by Tagore from his Bengali writings. Even though the poems are different, the reader feels a sense of unity between them. All of the poems have a tender tone of love and are devotional towards nature. Though many of these poems are about praise and joy, some even speak about the feeling of abandonment or the writer’s longing for a beloved one.
Year Of Publication: 1910
Number Of Copies Sold: It is nearly impossible to trace the extent of copies sold because the number is extensive and huge.
Awards: The Nobel Prize in 1913
2. The Kingdom Of Cards
Long ago in the depth of the oceans, there was a kingdom of cards, which had invariable rules and a rigid hierarchy. From ancient times till date, everyone had been obeying those rules. The Kingdom Of Cards denotes how a prince and his two companions change the dynamics of these rules by disobeying them. The story unfolds into transforming a boring kingdom and blossoming it into a beautifully free one with a much-needed awakening among its people.