,  V R Parameswaran Pillai
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ProductID: 21331 - Hardcover - 576 Pages (Year: 1999)
Sahitya Akademi ~ ISBN: 8126007028
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This book carries Malayalam translation of Bengali classic Gora by Rabindranath Tagore. It has been translated by V R Parameswaran Pillai.
Gora is the fifth in order of writing and the largest of Raibindranath's twelve novels. It is an epic of India in transition at a crucial period of modern history, when the social conscience and intellectual awareness of the new intelligenstia were in the throes of a great churning.
No other book gives so masterly an analysis of the complexity of Indian social life with its teeming contradictions, or of the character of Indian nationalism which draws its roots from renacent Hinduism and stretches out its arams towards universal humanism.
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.