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In 1961, Satyajit Ray who would go on to win an Academy award for his lifetime's contribution to cinema decades later, directed the movie Teen Kanya. It was really a bundle of three shorts one of them being Monihara. When Teen Kanya was released internationally, Monihara was left out and there were only two shorts. This is an English translation of Tagore's Monihara which Ray had adapted …

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Before Islam, the crescent was the symbol of Sassanids and after capturing Persian lands, the crescent has been adopted by Arab Muslims and later by other Muslims. In the 12th century the crescent and star were adopted by the Turks and since then the crescent has been a frequent symbol used by powerful Muslim empires such as the Ottomans and the Mughals. It is a historical symbol of the Turks, associated especially with the Ottoman Empire, but pre-­Islamic Turkic nations such as the G?­kt?­rks used the crescent and star figure on their coins.
The Kingdom of Aksum of modern Ethiopia practiced a polytheistic religion and after conversion to Christianity in 330 AD they replaced the crescent in their coin with the cross.
The oldest representations of flags with the crescent are on 14th-­century navigational charts, or portolanos, and manuscript of a Franciscan friar. There are discrepancies between these sources as far as the colours of fields or crescents are concerned. However, an . . .

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Rabindranath Tagore is the second most popular literature laureate of all time (after John Steinbeck) according to the official website of the Nobel Prize. Writers ranked below him on the popularity chart include Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Pablo Neru...

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Rabindranath Tagores Gitanjali is a sublime expression of the divine in nature.­Tagore was one of the greatest poets of modern India. He drew upon a rich and varied tradition, ranging from Sanskrit writings to Western literature, and enriched Bengali culture with his compositions. He received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913.­Tagore attempted to express in his poetry the divine spirit that he glimpsed in nature. W.­B. Yeats noted that his poetry had “an innocence, a simplicity that one does not find elsewhere in nature.­” It touches the soul with its serenity and lyrical quality. Gitanjali is truly a treasured companion on lifes long journey.

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Apurba observes Mrinmayee in the moonlight fancying that she has been put to sleep with a magic wand of silver. All he needs now is the golden wand to wake up her sleeping soul and exchange garlands. The wand of silver stands for laughter and the golden one for tears …

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In this volume we venture to the East. To met a writer who speaks a common language of love and mysticism which continues to convey valuable insights into universal themes in contemporary society. Rabindranath Tagore (1861-­1941) who was a gifted Bengali Renaissance man, distinguishing himself as a philosopher, social and political reformer and a popular author in all literary genres. He was instrumental in an increased freedom for the press and influenced Gandhi and the founders of modern India. He composed hundreds of songs which are still sung today as they include the Indian and Bangladeshi national anthems. His prolific literary life has left a legacy of quality novels, essays, poems and in this volume one of his plays. He earned the distinction of being the first Asian writer to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Many of his poems are also available as an audiobook from our sister company Portable Poetry as well as ebooks of stories and essays. Many samples are . . .

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Rabindranath Tagore Omnibus II brings together four of Tagor's acclaimed works. Nationalism contains the lectures given by Tagore in /japan and the United States in 1916-­17. In these essays, he criticises the nation-­state in both East and West and offres his vision of a society independent of it.

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