The Postmaster

The Postmaster Poet novelist painter and musician Rabindranath Tagore created the modern short story in Written in the s during a period of relative isolation his best stories included in this selection recr

  • Title: The Postmaster
  • Author: Rabindranath Tagore
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poet, novelist, painter and musician Rabindranath Tagore created the modern short story in Written in the 1890s, during a period of relative isolation, his best stories included in this selection recreate vivid images of life and landscapes They depict the human condition in its many forms innocence and childhood love and loss the city and the village the natural anPoet, novelist, painter and musician Rabindranath Tagore created the modern short story in Written in the 1890s, during a period of relative isolation, his best stories included in this selection recreate vivid images of life and landscapes They depict the human condition in its many forms innocence and childhood love and loss the city and the village the natural and the supernatural Tagore is s great Romantic These stories reflect his profoundly modern, original vision.

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    About " Rabindranath Tagore "

  • Rabindranath Tagore

    Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West Tagore modernised Bengali art by spurning rigid classical forms and resisting linguistic strictures His novels, stories, songs, dance dramas, and essays spoke to topics political and personal Gitanjali Song Offerings , Gora Fair Faced , and Ghare Baire The Home and the World are his best known works, and his verse, short stories, and novels were acclaimed or panned for their lyricism, colloquialism, naturalism, and unnatural contemplation His compositions were chosen by two nations as national anthems India s Jana Gana Mana and Bangladesh s Amar Shonar Bangla.The complete works of Rabindranath Tagore in the original Bengali are now available at these third party websites tagoreweb rabindra rachanabalitr.

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  • " Alas for our foolish human nature!Its fond mistakes are persistent. The dictates of reason take a long time to assert their own sway. The surest proofs meanwhile are disbelieved. False hope is clung to with all one's might and main, till a day comes when it has sucked the heart dry and it forcibly breaks through its bonds and departs. "


  • The short story "The Postmaster" by Rabindranath Tagore describes how a post worker (postmaster) received a job in a remote village. He felt lonely and probably for this reason he started teaching an orphan girl (Ratan) to read. At the time when the postmaster retired and had to come back home, the thought that he was leaving without her shocked Ratan. Describing the feeling of sympathy of the main character, the postmaster, Tagore made a conclusion:"After that comes the misery of awakening, and [...]


  • How cruel and unfeeling must one be to detach himself from another so completely? The Postmaster bares all this in this narrative. A certain passage towards the end reads more or less like this “In the hardening heart of the detached traveler it dawned this fundamental realization: life is full of partings, full of death. So what is the point in retracing one's steps? Which of us can ever know who belongs to whom in this world?" Although the reader may quiver on his resolutions, I believe nurt [...]


  • Written in 1891, when he was shooed away by his land lord daddy to take care of some of his estates at the North of Bengal, Tagore while swaying over the waves of the Bengal rivers and canals wrote this short story in his recluse. Tagore's sensitivity to human suffering, particularly the plight of a young girl's heart is the strongest element in the story. Perhaps, the nineteenth century is not such a far off era and the echoes of such tales can still be heard in many insignificant villages of I [...]


  • Tagore was cheesy sometimes, but he wrote with a simple beauty and kindness, telling very human stories. Sometimes, you really do feel like you are in 19th century Bengal. A couple of supernatural tales here and there didn't do much for me, and some stories ended abruptly. But there is a beauty to his work that transcended the problems with these elements of his writing. A collection to be read at leisure, to be savoured in big gulps, and not tiny sips (as I was forced to, because of my schedule [...]


  • This book picks up the finest details of human behaviour and amplifies them with use of detailed, visionary literature, within perfectly thought-of stories. The images Rabindranath Tagore creates are at times so intense, you could tear up at any vulnerability. It's a fulfilling ride through twentieth century Calcutta life, and uncovers all of how people feel and behave across their everyday social affairs.


  • Tagore has an incredible gift for description even in the simplest of stories and a surprising ability to convey the pathos of his more evocative stories. Would have been a five but for the poor translation.




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