Essays on Selected Short Stories

Selected Short Stories
Original title Selected Short Stories
Author Rabindranath Tagore
Genre Short Story
Language Bengali
Characters Ramesh, Durga, Sarada, Rabindranath, Ratan, Abdul, Jatindra, The Parrot, The Captain
Published 1915
ISBN 978-8172236159
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Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali writer who was born in Calcutta, India in 1861. He wrote novels, essays, short stories, and poetry. His writing was influenced by the Bengali culture and the country’s struggle for independence from British rule. Tagore was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, and he is considered one of the most important authors of the modern era.The Home and the World” is a novel by Rabindranath Tagore that was first published in 1916. The story is set in Bengal during the early years of the British Raj. The novel centers on the life of Nikhil, a Bengali aristocrat, and his relationships with his wife, Bimala, and his mistress, Kadambari. Nikhil is torn between his love for Bimala and his political ideals, and he must choose between the two women and the different worlds they represent.”The Postmaster” is a short story by Rabindranath Tagore that was first published in 1891. The story is set in a small village in Bengal, and it follows the friendship between a postmaster and a young girl named Ratan. The postmaster is a lonely man who is not used to the company of others, but he is drawn to Ratan’s innocence and sincerity. When Ratan is sent away to live with her aunt, the postmaster must find a way to go on without her.”The Cabuliwallah” is a short story by Rabindranath Tagore that was first published in 1892. The story is set in Calcutta and it follows the friendship between a young girl named Mini and a cab driver named Abdul Rehman. Abdul is from Afghanistan, and he has come to Calcutta to earn money to support his family. Mini is a lonely girl who is fascinated by Abdul and his stories of his homeland. When Abdul is forced to return to Afghanistan, Mini must find a way to go on without him.”The Hungry Stones” is a short story by Rabindranath Tagore that was first published in 1895. The story is set in a palace in Bengal, and it follows the life of a man who is haunted by the memories of the women he has loved. The man is tormented by the ghosts of the women, and he can only find peace when he finds a way to let them go.”The Broken Nest” is a short story by Rabindranath Tagore that was first published in 1901. The story is set in a village in Bengal, and it follows the life of a young girl named Durga. Durga is an outcast in her village, and she is shunned by the other villagers. When a young man named Prakash comes to the village, Durga is drawn to him and she begins to think that she might finally have a chance to be accepted.”

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