Rabindranath Tagore | Mother, If You Agree: 20 Classic Poems

Translator: Prabir Chaudhury
Pages: 72
Year of Publication: 2019
Price: Rs 200
ISBN:
978-81-941819-5-8 (9788194181958)

About the Translator
Prabir Chaudhury was born in 1956 and educated in Christian missionary schools in eastern India, and the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta. A statistician by training, he has contributed papers on household survey methodology to national and international journals. However, he has not published his Tagore translations anywhere before. He can be contacted at <probics@yahoo.co.in>.

About the Book
This book comprises translations of selected poems by Tagore from his Shishu, Sphulinga, Lekhan, Swadesh, Shishu Bholānāth, Sonār Tari, Kshanikā, Prabhāt Sangit, Kalpanā and Kathā o Kāhini.

Contents
Introduction / 9

Failure / 13
Three Poems from Lekhan / 14
Happy Birth / 15
Tāl Tree / 16
On the Shore of the World-Ocean / 18
The Beginning / 20
The Voyage / 22
The Two Birds / 24
Goodbye / 26
The Paper Boat / 28
The Clouds and the Rain-Song / 31
The Boatman / 33
Her Name Is Ranjana / 35
To Them Give Your Blessings / 37
The Baby / 39
The Pleasure of Gazing / 41
Nightfall / 44
The Worshipper / 46
The Head Sale / 50
The Invention of the Shoe / 54

Translator’s Notes / 59
Source Poems / 70

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