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GORA: RABINDRANATH TAGORE

by RABINDRANATH TAGORE

  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 570 pages
  3. Date: 2002

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Gora is the fifth in order of writing and the largest of Rabindranath’s twelve novels.

Gora is more than a mere novel; 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 intelligentsia were in the throes of a great churning.

No other book gives so masterly an analysis of the complex Indian social life with its teeming contradictions or of the character of Indian nationalism which draws its roots from renascent Hinduism and stretches out its arms towards universal humanism. Despite the abundance of the polemics in the book – inevitable in the nature of the theme -Rabindranath Tagore does not lose the thread of the main narrative whose interest is sustained to the end.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

One of India's most cherished renaissance figures, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) put India on the literary map of the world when his Gitanjali was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Myriad-minded, he was a poet, short story writer, novelist, dramatist, essayist, painter and composer of songs. His worldwide 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