The Post Office

The Post Office

by Rabindranath Tagore, Devabrata Mukerjea

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This vintage book contains Rabindranath Tagore's 1912 play, 'The Post Office'. The play revolves around Amal, a child confined to his adopted uncle's house by an incurable disease who, inspired by the construction of a local post office, fantasizes about receiving a letter from the king or being a postman. The play was translated into English by W. B. Yeats, and was performed in English for the first time in 1912, by the 'Irish Theatre Company' in London with Tagore in attendance. The Bengali original was staged in Calcutta in 1917. Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941) was a Bengali polymath who reformed Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. We are republishing this antiquarian volume now complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

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ISBN-13: 9781446547397
Publisher: Read Books Ltd.
Publication date: 03/23/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 76
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Rabindranath Tagore (7th May 1861-7th August 1941), the writer and a Nobel laureate poet 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 in 1913. Even though he is mainly known as a poet, his multifaceted talent showered upon different branches of art–novels, short stories, dramas, articles, essays, painting, etc. He was a social reformer, patriot and above all, a great humanitarian and philosopher.

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