By Rabindranath Tagore
Poet, novelist, painter and musician, Rabindranath Tagore (1861 1941) is the grand grasp of Bengali tradition. Written in the course of the Eighteen Nineties, the tales during this choice brilliantly recreate vibrant photos of Bengali lifestyles and landscapes of their depiction of peasantry and gentry, casteism, corrupt officialdom and dehumanizing poverty. but Tagore is at first India's superb Romantic poet, and in those tales he could be obvious attaining past mere documentary realism in the direction of his personal profoundly unique imaginative and prescient.
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Selected Short Stories by Rabindranath Tagore