Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore needs no introduction. Poet, author, artist, playwright, musician, philosopher, Nobel laureate, and above all, an Indian. He created so much of what it means to be an Indian today: our national anthem, Santiniketan, Rabindra Sangeet, stories of several Satyajit Ray films.The spiritual and emotional beauty of his elegant prose and magical poetry was beautifully captured in his stunningly beautiful short stories.
Thought Relics, first published in 1921, is a collection of untitled verses that bridge the gap between meditations and prose. Originally written in English by Tagore, these poetic aphorisms are a dreamy blend of mysticism, philosophy, introspection, and spiritual discovery.
Gora (1910) is Tagore's fifth novel and is generally considered his masterpiece. With its epic dimensions and the broad canvas of the social, cultural, religious and political life of the nineteenth century urban middle class Bengal, it was a landmark in the history of the Bengali novel.
The MSAC Philosophy Group is pleased to issue a new edition of Rabindranath Tagore's classic translation of the timeless poet-mystic Kabir. Includes a deeply insightful introduction by Evelyn Underhill.
Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million of them and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition. Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our ears and eyes to very personal feelings.
Tagore was a true Renaissance man, distinguishing himself as a gifted philosopher, social and political reformer as well as a popular author in all literary genres. His most famous poem, extracts of which are recorded here, is Gitanjali which earned him the distinction of the first Asian writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.
Gitanjali bedeutet "Sangesopfer". Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1919), bengalischer Dichter, geboren in Kalkutta, erhielt für diese Gedichtsammlung als erster Asiate den Literaturnobelpreis (1913). In über einhundert Gedichten präsentiert sich der Erzähler als Suchender, der das Kommen der freundlichen Gottheit erwartet, und schildert gleichzeitig auf poetische und anrührende Weise seinen Lebensweg. Wahrhaft magische Literatur.
Aus dem Vorwort des Verfassers: "Alle großen Kundgebungen des menschlichen Geistes sind nicht nach dem Buchstaben zu verstehen; sie können erst richtig beurteilt werden, wenn wir ihre lebendige Wirkung im Laufe der Geschichte sehen. Wir erfassen den wahren Sinn des Christentums erst, wenn wir es in seiner heutigen lebendigen Gestalt beobachten..."
Tagore wrote Shey to satisfy his nine-year-old granddaughter's demands for stories. Even as Tagore began to create his fantasy, he planned a story that had no end, and to keep the tales spinning he employed the help of "Shey", a "man constituted entirely of words" and rather talented at concoting tall tales. So we enter the world of Shey's extraordinary adventures, encountering a bizarre cast of characters, grotesque creatures, and caricatures of contemporary figures and events as well as mythological heroes and deities - all brought to life through a sparkling play of words and illustrations in Tagore's unique style.
Poeta, prosatore, drammaturgo e filosofo indiano, dalla prosa elegante e dalla magica poesia, Tagore fu apprezzato in tutto il mondo e ricevette il premio Nobel per la letteratura nel 1913. Nei suoi scritti traspaiono il suo amore per la natura, e la sua aspirazione verso la fratellanza umana, che lo portò a cercare di conciliare e integrare oriente e occidente. Il romanzo La casa e il mondo, scritto nel 1914, esprime appunto quest’aspirazione e il relativo e personale conflitto interno dell’autore al riguardo.
18 Gedichte des Indischen Friedensnobelpreisträgers Rabindranath Tagore, von Hendrik Wiethase aus der vom Autor selbst aus dem Bengalischen ins...