Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tagore books never say die

Not for nothing is he the evergreen bard of Bengal. Rabindranath Tagore’s literary gems are a huge draw among youngsters and older generations even now, with cheaply priced editions and attractive covers spurring sales, say publishers.

As the nation gears up to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of the versatile Nobel laureate May 9, publishers say Tagore’s poems, short stories and songs are still a rage.

“Among his books - ‘Sanchayita’ (a collection of poems), ‘Gitabitan’ (a compilation of songs), ‘Gitanjali’ (a book of poems), and ‘Golpo Guchho’ (collection of short stories) - are the most popular ones,” Shankar Mondal, owner of Dip Publication, told IANS.

“To mark his 150th birth anniversary, we are coming out with ‘Selected English Writings of Tagore’,” Mondal said.

Full report here Thaindian

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