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Romantic Songs Of Tagore
Romantic Songs Of Tagore

Romantic Songs Of Tagore

by Utpal K Banerjee

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Language

English

Publisher

Abhinav Publications

ISBN

8170175372 - Year: 2013 - Pages: 226

Binding

Hardcover

Utpal K Banerjee

Author: Utpal K Banerjee
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
Year: 2013
Language: English
Pages: 226
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170175372

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.

Quite often the duality of divinity and humanity is quite blurred in his love songs. (as indeed in his mystic songs as well). In the beginning his lyrics throbbed with inexplicable longings and unfulfilled desires, much akin in spirit to the Persian Ghazals of unrequited passion of the fourteenth-eighteenth century.

Gradually, the poet transited from sensual love to the extra-sensual realm. Instead of beauty, he longed for the form beyond the sensual. In the middle years in age.

The poet perceived love’s tryst as not waiting in a room’s corner, but launching a sojourn with the flute playing its melody of ‘hard sorrow and deep joy’. Ultimately, the poet found a stilled state beyond pain and enjoyment, focused in the light of an impending death.

Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
List of Songs
Index
Glossary
Index to Pronunciation

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