Author: Amitabha ChaudhuryTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Amitabha ChaudhuryPublisher: Sahitya AkademiYear: 2016Language: EnglishPages: 295ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126045686
This anthology, edited and translated from Tagore's original writings in Bengali by Amitabha Chaudhury, comprises a selection of some of Tagore's essays on art, literature, religion and human nature. Going beyond the usual contours of aesthetics — meaning and contexts of art — this book imbued with Tagore's unique philosophy on aesthetics — is a celebration of life itself. After all Tagore was not a formal philosopher and categorically abhorred academicism — and he was not interested in building a coherent theory of literature or art. This anthology is in a way essence of his views on aesthetics and is a must-read for all those who wish to understand the life and mind of Rabindranath Tagore and his artistic legacy, better.
ContentsIntroduction Silent Poet & Uneducated Poet De Profundis Music and Poetry Realistic and Abstract Poetry Poetry: Transparent and Non-transparent Baul Songs Torn Letters Literature and Civilization Literature Krishnacharit Kumarsamvab and Sakuntala Sakuntala Ramayan Simple Ideal of Religion Judges of Literature Significance of Literature Essence of Beauty Elements of Literature Sorrow Beauty and Literature Making of Literature Passenger Literature (2) Facts and TruthMan and Woman Modern Poetry Religion of Man Theory of Literature Significance of Literature (2) Form of Literature