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The Hungry Stones and Other Stories
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The Hungry Stones and Other Stories

by Rabindranath Tagore
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Publisher Thornbird
Synopsis The thirteen stories in this compilation are the truest representation of life by the Bard of Bengal, Rabindranath Tagore. These heart-warming short stories are both dramatic and poetic in effect. The stories are aesthetically orchestrated and constructed and bring to light the trials and tribulations of human life, the simplicities and complexities of relationships, overlaid with supernatural issues, morality and the sufferings of the soul. The many shades and tones of various supernatural and mysterious experiences are portrayed by the two narrators in the ‘The Hungry Stones’ and ‘The Victory’ revolve around the central themes of love, loss and destiny. ‘The Kabuliwallah’, which has been adapted into a number of movies, focuses on an uncanny father-daughter relationship between a little girl and an Afghan trader in rural Bengal.

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Binding: Paperback
About the author Rabindranath Tagore was born in 1861. He was the fourteenth child of Debendranath Tagore, head of the Brahmo Samaj. The family house at Jorasanko was a hive of cultural and intellectual activity and Tagore started writing at an early age. In the 1890s he lived in rural East Bengal, managing family estates. He was involved in the Swadeshi campaign against the British in the early 1900s. In 1912 he travelled to England with Gitanjali, a collection of English poems, and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Tagore was knighted in 1915, an honour he repudiated in 1919 after the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. In the 1920s and 1930s he lectured extensively in America, Europe, the Far East and Middle East. Proceeds from these and from his Western publications went to Visva-Bharati, his school and university at Santiniketan. Tagore was a prolific writer; his works include poems, novels, plays, short stories, essays and songs. Late in his life Tagore took up painting, exhibiting in Moscow, Berlin, Paris, London and New York. He died in 1941.?
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Thornbird
  • Pages: 208
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9789386906458
  • Category: Crime, Suspense & Thriller
  • Related Category: True Crime
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