Tag Archives: Bengali language

Book Review: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri; Part One: Background

I’m only about halfway through this latest novel by Jhumpa Lahiri now, but reading it stirs up so many memories I can’t help but write about it.  Lahiri is one of the few writers now working for whose books I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rabindranath Tagore: The Myriad-Minded Man by Krishna Dutta and Andrew Robinson

This is a fairly comprehensive biography on Tagore, starting with a chapter on his grandfather and culminating in his death.  After he won the Nobel prize for literature in 1913 he was an international celebrity, considered one of the two … Continue reading

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Book Review: Selected Short Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

If you don’t know who Rabindranath Tagore is, you should.  He was a Bengali writer, the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for literature.  It was awarded primarily for his book “Gitanjali”, a collection of poetry.  Besides poetry, though, … Continue reading

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