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A Taste of Tagore
A Taste of Tagore

A Taste of Tagore

Poetry, Prose and Prayers

POETRY

152 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: March 2011

ISBN 9781900322935

Rights: US & CA

UIT Cambridge Ltd. (Mar 2011)
Green Books

Price: $17.95
 
 

Overview

This collection brings together a selection of the magical poetry, elegant prose, prayers, and contemplations of Rabindranath Tagore, India's first Nobel Laureate. Tagore believed in the essential oneness of humanity, and worked to bring about cohesion and harmony between religions, cultures, and countries. In his own lifestyle he embraced simplicity and moderation in consumption. This new selection of his writings shows the diversity, depth and spirituality of this remarkable man. The publishing of this book coincided with UNESCO's declaration of 2011 as the Year of Tagore to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth in Bengal.

Author Biography

Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali poet, novelist, musician, painter, and playwright. His lyrical poetry and novels gained him worldwide acclaim, and he was the first Asian to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, primarily for his work Gitanjali. He wrote over one thousand poems; eight volumes of short stories; almost two dozen plays; eight novels; and many books and essays on philosophy, religion, education, and social topics. His other great love was music, and he composed more than two thousand songs, both the music and lyrics. Meron Shapland has studied transpersonal counseling, art therapy, and breathwork, and is a Reiki Master. She has written for Resurgence magazine. Deepak Chopra is the author of more than 40 books on spiritual and health topics and is the director and CEO of the Chopra Center. He lives in Carlsbad, California.