Tagore Birthday Book contains selected English writings of Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) and was first published in 1928. It was edited by C.F.Andrews (1871-1940), his lifelong friend and follower.
C.F. Andrews, or Deenabandhu Andrews as he was popularly called, was a confidante of both Tagore and Gandhi. Through his writings he served as an interpreter between India and Britain.
The book opens with a chapter initiating the reader into the life and writings of Tagore. After a page of benediction, the book breaks into a season-by-season, month-by-month and day-by-day recording of beautiful and profound expressions culled from various English works of Tagore.
The thoughts and verses have been taken from Tagore’s poems (like Gitanjali and Stray Birds), plays (like Chitra and Post Office), novels (like Gora), and essays (like Sadhana and Creative Unity).
The four seasons, twelve months of the Western calendar and the 365 days of the year are noted in a singular fashion and given a unique poetic hue.
C.F. Andrews (ed)
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