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INDIAN LITERATURE

RABINDRANATH TAGORE'S LITERARY REPERTOIRE

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Manasi, the first collection of Tagore's poems was published in 1890. As a novelist Tagore portrayed an authentic picture of the upper middle-class life in Bengal in Naukadubi, Chokher-Bali, Gora and Ghare Baire. The last two are interesting studies of the impact of Western ideas on Indian life. His plays represent a large variety of types: social comedies in prose, such as Chirakumar Sabha, Goray Galad and Vaikunther Katha; symbolical plays in prose, such as Raja, Phalguni and Rakta Karabi; and short romantic play-lets such as Malini, Chandalika, and Natir Puja. The Post Office is generally regarded as a symbolical play, but is more aptly described as a fable. Tagore wrote several plays, such as Valmiki-Pratibha and Mayar Khela, which resembled the European opera. Mention should also be made of the dramatic dialogues in verse, such as Karna o Kunti and Viday-abhishap.

POEMS & BOOKS

Manasi  (1890), Sonar Tari (1893), Chitra (1896), The Evening Songs, The Morning Songs, Kadi O Komal (1896), Gitanjali (1910), Balaka (1916), The Cresent Moon, The Gardener, Stray Birds, Fruit-Gathering, Lover's Gift, Crossing, Karna and Kunti, Sacrifice, Chaitali (1896) Kalpana (1900), Ksanika (1900), Naivedya (1901), Puravi (1925), Mahuya (1929), Prantika (1938), Navajataka (1940) and Janmadine (1941).  The poems Sisu (1903) and Sisu Bholanatha (1922) were meant for children.

PROSE-POEMS

Punasca (1932), Sesa Saptaka (1935), Patraputa (1936) and Shyamali (1936).

NOVELS 

Bauthakuranir Hat (1885), Choker Bali (1902), Gora (1910), Chaturanga (1916), Raja Aur Rani, Muktdhara, Raj Rishi, Ghare Baire(1916), Seser Kavita (1929), Yogayoga (1930), Car Adhyaya (1934) and Nauka Dubi Bindoni.

FAMOUS SHORT-STORIES

Kabuli Wallah and Kshidit Pashan.

LYRICAL PLAYS (Dance-dramas)

Malini (1895), Chaitrangada (1936), Shyama (1938) and Chandalika (1938).

PLAYS

Raja O Rani (1889), Visarjana (1890), Goday Galad (1892), Malini (1895), Vaikunther Khata (1897), Chirakumara Sabha (1901), Raja (1910), Achalayatana (1911), Dakghar (1912), Tapati (1920), Muktadhara (1922), Raktakaravi (1924), Taser Desa (1933) and Bansari (1933).

 


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