The Home And The World

Paperback | April 26, 2005

byRabindranath TagoreTranslated bySurendranath TagoreIntroduction byAnita Desai

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Set on a Bengali noble's estate in 1908, this is both a love story and a novel of political awakening. The central character, Bimala, is torn between the duties owed to her husband, Nikhil, and the demands made on her by the radical leader, Sandip. Her attempts to resolve the irreconciliable pressures of the home and world reflect the conflict in India itself, and the tragic outcome foreshadows the unrest that accompanied Partition in 1947.

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Set on a Bengali noble's estate in 1908, this is both a love story and a novel of political awakening. The central character, Bimala, is torn between the duties owed to her husband, Nikhil, and the demands made on her by the radical leader, Sandip. Her attempts to resolve the irreconciliable pressures of the home and world reflect the ...

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Set on a Bengali noble’s estate in 1908, this is both a love story and a novel of political awakening. The central character, Bimala, is torn between the duties owed to her husband, Nikhil, and the demands made on her by the radical leader, Sandip. Her attempts to resolve the irreconciliable pressures of the home and world reflect the ...

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was a key figure of the Bengal Renaissance. A poet, a songwriter, a playwright, an essayist, a short story writer and a novelist; Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1931.Anita Desai was born in 1937; her father was Bengali and her mother German, and she was educated in Delhi. Her publi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.75 × 5.04 × 0.57 inPublished:April 26, 2005Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140449868

ISBN - 13:9780140449860

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Table of Contents

The Home and the WorldPreface
Chronology
Introduction by Anita Desai
Further Reading

Chapter One:
Bimala's Story

Chapter Two:
Bimala's Story
Nikhil's Sotry
Sandip's Story

Chapter Three:
Bimala's Story
Sandip's Story

Chapter Four:
Nikhil's Story
Bimala's Story
Sandip's Story

Chapter Five:
Nikhil's Story
Bimala's Story
Nikhil's Story

Chapter Six:
Nikhil's Story
Sandip's Story

Chapter Seven:Sandip's Story

Chapter Eight:
Nikhil's Story
Bimala's Story

Chapter Nine:
Bimala's Story

Chapter Ten:
Nikhil's Story
Bimala's Story

Chapter Eleven:
Bimala's Story

Chapter Twelve:
Nikhil's Story
Bimala's Story

Additional Notes