Contents: Vol. I: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Tagore and his India. 3. Literature of Tagore. 4. Chitra. 5. Creative unity. 6. The cycle of spring. 7. Fruit - gathering (i).
Vol. II: 8. Fruit - gathering (ii). 9. Bimala's story. 10. The hungry stones and other stories (i).
Vol. III: 11. The hungry stones and other stories (ii). 12. My reminiscences. 13. Stray birds. 14. Sadhana -- the realization of life (1916). Bibliography. Index.
"Rabindranath Tagore, the Nobel laureate poet, writer, philosopher was the ambassador of Indian culture to the rest of the world. He is probably the most prominent figure in the cultural world of Indian subcontinent and the first Asian person to be awarded with the Nobel prize. Even though he is mainly known as a poet, his multifaceted talent showered upon different branches of art, such as, novels, short stories, dramas, articles, essays, painting etc. And his songs, popularly known as Rabindrasangeet, have an eternal appeal and is permanently placed in the heart of the Bengalis. He was a social reformer, patriot and above all, a great humanitarian and philosopher. India and Bangladesh -- the national anthems of these two countries are taken from his composition. The book contains the literary work of Tagore."