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Tagore and the Feminine
A Journey in Translations

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© 2015 | 372 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

This book presents a range of Rabindranath Tagore’s creative works, including translations of short stories, essays, poems, memoirs, songs and plays from his vast corpus to show his conception of the feminine and gender identity that are relevant even today.

The editor establishes the search for Tagore’s engagement with the feminine as subject and agency, character and voice, philosophy and politics in this book. There is rich cultural interplay as Tagore muses over the contrasting social position of women in the ‘East’ and the ‘West’. He relies on Indian traditions to understand them in the context of domestic ethics, marital institutions, parenting, empowerment, aesthetics and gender politics. The book includes new translations while presenting fresh insights into previously published works.

 
Acknowledgements
Malashri Lal
Introduction
Radha Chakravarty
Re-writing Tagore: Translation as performance
 
MEMOIRS
Dipannita Datta
Childhood (from Chhelebela)
Uma Dasgupta
My life in my words (from Jeevansmriti)
 
LETTERS
Malashri Lal
To Mrinalini Debi
Ketaki Kushari Dyson
To Victoria Ocampo
Krishna Dutta and Andrew Robinson
To Indira Devi Chaudhurani, Sarojini Naidu, Maria Montessori and Margaret Sanger
 
FROM GITANJALI
 
The child who is decked with prince’s robes (No. 8)
 
Where dost thou stand behind (No. 41)
 
I thought I should ask of thee (No. 52)
 
On the slope of the desolate river (No. 64)
 
She who ever had remained in the depth of my being (No. 66)
 
In desperate hope I go and search for her (No. 87)
 
POEMS
Malashri Lal
Bodily union (Deher Milan)
Malashri Lal
Woman unclothed (Bibashana)
Malashri Lal
Breasts (Staun)
Malashri Lal
The kiss (Chumban)
Malashri Lal
Elder sister (Didi)
Ketaki Kushari Dyson
Dream (Swapna)
Soham Pain
When the ocean of creation (Kon kshane srijaner samudramanthane)
Sanjukta Dasgupta
Freedom (Mukti)
Sanjukta Dasgupta
Getting lost (Hariye jaoa)
Uma Dasgupta
Remembering (Mone pora)
Charu Chowdhury
Last spring (Shesh basanta)
Charu Chowdhury
The image (Chhabi)
Soham Pain
The guest (Atithi)
Sukanta Chaudhuri
Woman empowered (Sabala)
Jadu Saha
Ordinary woman (Sadharan meye)
Malashri Lal
Santhal girl (Saontal meye)
Joyasree Mukerji
The earth (Prithibi)
 
SONGS
Aruna Chakravarti
She sits by the window (O janalar kachhe boshe)
Aruna Chakravarti
Friend, dear friend (Olo sai)
Aruna Chakravarti
The sky resounds to our Mother’s call (Amra milechhi aj mayer dake)
Sanjukta Dasgupta
Whosoever may abandon you (Je tomay chhare chharuk)
Sanjukta Dasgupta
Mother, will you send your own son (Ma, ki tui porer dware pathabi)
Malashri Lal
O auspicious bride (Sumangali badhu)
Soham Pain
Krishnakali (Krishnakali)
Reba Som
I am Chitrangada (Ami Chitrangada rajendro nondini)
Aruna Chakravarti
She who dwelt in secret (Ei sharat alo-r kamol bane)
 
EPICS AND MYTHOLOGY
Rabindranath Tagore
A vision of India’s history
Charu Chowdhury
Urbashi (Urbashi)
Ketaki Kushari Dyson
Dialogue between Kama and Kunti (Karna–Kunti sambad)
Rabindranath Tagore
Kacha and Devayani (Bidaay abhisaap)
Rabindranath Tagore
The mother’s prayer (Gandharir abedan)
 
PLAY
Rabindranath Tagore
Chitra (Chitra)
 
SHORT STORIES
William Radice
Profit and loss (Denapaona)
Soham Pain
The housewife (Ginni)
Malobika Chaudhuri
Kabuliwala (Kabuliwallah)
Malashri Lal
Mahamaya (Mahamaya)
Krishna Dutta and Mary Lago
The girl between (Madhyabartini)
Rabindranath Tagore
Giribala (Manbhanjan)
Malobika Chaudhuri
The visitor (Atithi)
William Radice
False hope (Durasha)
Supriya Chaudhuri
The wife’s letter (Streer patra)
Joyasree Mukerji
Haimanti (Haimanti)
Swapan Kumar Banerjee
The story of the Muslim woman (Musalmanir galpa)
 
ESSAYS, LECTURES AND LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Rabindranath Tagore
The Indian ideal of marriage
Rabindranath Tagore
Woman (from Personality)
Rabindranath Tagore
Woman and home
 
TRAVELOGUES
Soham Pain
Epistles from Europe (Europe-probashir patra)
Soham Pain
Travel Diary from Japan (Japan jatrir diary)
 
EPILOGUE
Supriya Chaudhuri
The path of your creation (Tomar srishtir path)
 
Index

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