Short Stories From Rabindranath Tagore by Rabindranath TagoreI found this an engaging and lively collection of short stories, I had never read Tagore before, I knew he had won the Nobel prize, and I had the feeling that he was more renowned for his poetry, these stories though felt vital and fresh despite being over a hundred years old, perhaps because they are strongly character driven.
Most of the stories began with him introducing one or two characters and unfold through their interactions, the time and the place of the setting mostly Bengal in the 1890s did not feel to be hugely significant and despite (or maybe because) his opposition to British occupation and empire the British seemed to me mostly evident though their absence, his rural Bengal is possibly timeless or slightly removed from the pace of the 1890s in some ways, a few stories take place in Kolkata but mostly they are in the countryside and deal with village life where the big news is about relations between landlord and tenant, fathers and sons, mothers in law and daughters in law.
The stories tend to be political rather than Political, touching on social and economic issues - child marriage, dowries, inheritance, at the time Tagore was writing these stories he was running the families ancestral estates, and reading these tales I could imagine him doing a lot of listening, hearing the stories that people told and the problems that were on their minds, I did not get the feeling that he was much inspired by the landscape or by his family roots.
In this collection there are thirty stories over 263 or so pages, I do not have enough fingers and toes to work out the average length, but none of these stories is particularly long, Tagore is frequently ironic, my smile to page ratio was pretty good, I am familiar with short stories having a twist at the end but Tagore seemed to prefer a snap -a sudden death or disappearance as though human nature meant that there might be thesis and antithesis, but that synthesis is too much to expect in human life.
Thee was a huge variety of stories, realistic ones dealing with social issues, to the supernatural. Dignity I felt was the most common theme, human dignity, the struggle of an individual to assert or maintain dignity, to how dignity is bruised, damaged or denied through a variety of inequalities.
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The writings of Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore come to life in this collection of tales set in earlyth-century Bengal. - E1 Chokher Bali - Part 1 - Hindi. The characters of Tagore's stories spring into life through the cinematic imagination of acclaimed filmmaker, Anurag Basu in 'Stories By Rabindranath Tagore'.
Set in Bengal of the s, the show is a representation of the classic short stories by the Bengali writer and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. In his literary work, Tagore focused on relationships which were colored by human shortcomings and idiosyncrasies. More often than not, confident women were the protagonists of his stories who were strong in their stead and defiant in nature while cocooned in a conservative Indian society. The show devoted two or three episodes to each novel, while short stories were narrated in a single episode. The director chose a unique way for these stories to unfold — each story was linked with the next in an intrinsic manner and the narration was blended with translations of Tagore's songs. The show covered over 14 stories in 26 episodes, each episode duration being 60 minutes. He directed television shows belonging to various genres and went on to make films that received immense audience and critical appreciation, establishing himself as a successful Indian film director.
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