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4.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 5 4.29 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rabindranath Tagore Narrator: Shyama Perera Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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Tagore was a true Renaissance man, distinguishing himself as a gifted philosopher, social and political reformer as well as a popular author in all literary genres.

His most famous poem, extracts of which are recorded here, is Gitanjali which earned him the distinction of the first Asian writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. His songs include both the Indian and Bangladeshi national anthems.

This selection of his poems is read for you by Shyama Perera a gifted journalist, broadcaster and novelist. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ujjwol | 3/13/2011

    " Enjoyed only some parts. I guess that is because it got lost in translation at least for me. Will read it someday in Bengali, given the sheer number of Sanskrit words it's not a difficult goal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanu | 2/17/2011

    " This book is awesome though I think it has lost some of its flavour during the translation from Bengali. I am planning on learning Bengali so I can read the actual version, definately worth it. This book made me spiritual again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gregory | 8/25/2010

    " Not as good as Rumi. It's like a small book of psalms. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saisudha | 8/21/2010

    " I learned to appreciate poetry only after Tagore. I cannot seem to tire of this collection and his other poems. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 4/27/2010

    " Different but vivid poetry. Might not be everyone's cup of tea but I liked it a lot. Good to pick up and put down while traveling through a countryside or on a lazy summer day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manisha | 9/17/2009

    " I loved it; it's lyrical, the images crisp. they speak to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madeleine | 8/6/2009

    " Helder als glas en zuiver als goud! "

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About the Author
Author Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was a Bengali polymath who reshaped the art of his culture. His novels, stories, songs, dance-dramas, and essays spoke to topics political and personal. “Gitanjali” (Song Offerings), “Gora” (Fair-Faced), and “Ghare-Baire” (The Home and the World) are his best-known works, and his verse, short stories, and novels were acclaimed—or panned—for their lyricism, colloquialism, naturalism, and unnatural contemplation. His compositions were chosen by two nations as national anthems: India's “Jana Gana Mana” and Bangladesh's “Amar Shonar Bangla.”

Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 and knighted by the British Crown in 1915, though he later renounced this honor after the 1919 Amritsar massacre. He died in 1941.

About the Narrator

Shyama Perera is an established print journalist and author of three well-received novels and a short history of contraception. Her essays and short stories are published in numerous anthologies. In recent years she has expressed her love of theater through membership of the Olivier Awards panel, and is a regular reviewer for the Archant group of newspapers. She runs a well-received reviews blog,Monkey Matters Theatre. Shyama has narrated several audiobooks of South Indian poetry.