The work of Rabindranath Tagore––poet, dramatist, novelist, short story writer,
philosopher and educationist––represents the intense flowering of Bengali into a
modern language. This comprehensive volume comprising over three hundred of his
song-poems in translation includes lyrics from all sections of Gitabitan, the
definitive collection of Rabindranath's songs.
Showcasing some of the most loved and eternal lyrics—including 'tobu mone
rekho', 'na chahile jaare paoa jaye', 'shei bhalo, shei bhalo, aamare na hoy na
jano', and 'shey din dujaune dulechhinu bone'—Kalpana Bardhan brings together
what is perhaps the largest systematic collection of Rabindranath's song-poems
to have appeared in translation.
Arranged chronologically, according to the date of composition of the original,