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Patriotic Songs Of  Tagore
Patriotic Songs Of Tagore

Patriotic Songs Of Tagore

by Utpal K. Banerjee

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Language

English

Publisher

Abhinav Publications

ISBN

8170175364 - Year: 2013 - Pages: 224

Binding

Hardcover

Utpal K. Banerjee

Author: Utpal K. Banerjee
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
Year: 2013
Language: English
Pages: 224
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170175364

Description

This is a selection of one hundred lyrics of Tagore – Freely translated in full rhyme and keeping intact the poet’s original metrical pattern as far as possible – from his songs’ omnibus Geeta Bitan, tri-lingual in Bengali, Hindi and English scripts.

In the first on “Motherland”, that began in the context of ‘Bengal Partition’ in 1905, Tagore’s inspiration was for an integrated entity, shorn of all shortcomings of past and present, its poverty and distortions. It was never an instantaneous outburst, but ‘emotion recollected in tranquility’.

In the second section on ‘Nature’, Tagore expressed his love and faith in different seasons, much akin to Kalidasa’s Rituamharam (Gathering of the Seasons) in the previous millennium.

Tagore’s songs on nature were highly romantic, visualizing seasons in appearances of beauty and grace, enriched by Santiniketan’s resplendence of Nature.

In the third section on ‘Others’, mostly belonging to the later period of life, he made man new innovations in melody and musicality. This has been a culmination of a life-long evolution in creativity.

Contents

Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgements

1. Motherland (Swadesh)
2. Nature (Prakriti)
3. Others (Vichitra)

Index
Glossary
Index to Pronunciation

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