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Lover's Gift and Crossing
by Rabindranath Tagore      (Author ALERT)



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ProductID: 9786 - Paperback - 100 Pages (Year: 2001)
Macmillan ~ ISBN: 0333 90010 3


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The first poem is appropriately enough, addressed to Shah Jahan, the man who built the Taj. In lover's Gift and Crossing, Tagore's poetry gains a religious tone. A perfect complement, these poems clearly reveal Tagore's mystical genius.

The first poem in Lover's Gift is, appropriately enough, addressed to Shah Jehan, the man who built the Taj to enshrine the memory of his beloved and their love. Tagore's gift to his lover are his songs - lyrical, profound and moving.

In Crossing, Tagore's poetry gains a religious tone. Images like the boat, the road, the sail and the lantern are used to symbolize the ultimate journey to God, the universal lover. A perfect complement to Lover's gift, these poems clearly reveal Tagore's mystical genius.


 


 About the Author

Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel Laureate, is the most eminent modern Indian writer to have appeared on the whole literary scene. He put India on the literary map of the world when his Gitanjali was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1913.



A poets poet, he is a maker of not only modern Indian literature but also the modern Indian mind and civilization. Myriad-minded, he was a poet, short story writer, novelist, dramatist, essayist, painter and composer of songs. Gandhi called him the 'Great Sentinel'.



His world-wide acclaim as a social, political, religious and aesthetic thinker, innovator in education and a champion of the 'One World' idea makes him a living presence.


 

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