Rabindranth Tagore Omnibus I brings six of the author's acclaimed works together. Gitanjali, his Nobel Prize winning work, is a collection of 103 poems selected by Tagore from his several Bengali books of poetry. It was largely the Gitanjali poems that took the western world by storm and led W.B.Yeats to comment "...(the poems) have stirred my blood as nothing for years...". The Post Office, rich in symbolism and allegory and mixing simplicity with sophistication, is hailed as a masterpiece and a world classic. Creative Unity (1922), acclaimed as the finest and wisest of Tagore's collected essays in English, reveals some of his fundamental tenets of art and aesthetics, of life and religion and of the 'religion of the poet.' Tagore was the first modern Bengali short story writer. His Hungry Stones & Other Stories is full of fine tales of mystery and imagination and spun around lovable characters like the Cabulliwallah. Gora, with its epic dimensions and the broad canvas of the social, cultural, religious and political life of the nineteenth century urban middle class Bengal, was a landmark in the history of the Bengali novel. My Boyhood Days, Tagore's memoir of his childhood days, is an insightful peep into discovering the wonder and delight in the seemingly commonplace experiences that helped him become a great poet.
One of India's most cherished renaissance figures, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) put India on the literary map of the world when his Gitanjali was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Myriad-minded, he was a poet, short story writer, novelist, dramatist, essayist, painter and composer of songs. His worldwide acclaim as a social, political, religious and aesthetic thinker, innovator in education and a champion of the 'One World' idea makes him a living presence.