The Home and the World

The Home and the World

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. This edition includes an introduction by Anita Desai.

Title:The Home and the World
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780140449860
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  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    ঘরে বাইরে = Ghôre Baire or Ghare Baire = The Home and the World, Rabindranath TagoreThe Home and the World is a 1916 novel by Rabindranath Tagore. The book illustrates the battle Tago...

  • Lori

    A 1916 novel by Rabindranath Tagore, the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Written in Bengali and translated into English in 1919 by the author’s nephew. I think of po...

  • K.D. Absolutely

    Sir Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. He was the first non-European and so far, the only Indian to be awarded this most prestigious award any literary artist can dream of...

  • Sidharth Vardhan

    "I am willing to serve my country, but my worship I reserve for Right which is far greater than my country. To worship my country as a god is to bring a curse upon it.” "To tyrannize for the coun...

  • Aishu Rehman

    Exceptionally remarkable! .brilliant, complex novel where the three characters take turns telling the story from their own point of view, beautiful political and moral parallel to the struggles and co...

  • Elenabot

    Reading Tagore's work as a Westerner, I am always reminded of the importance of caution. That is, I must be careful to not be too attached to the certainties I usually attach to my criteria for evalua...

  • Bettie

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0857wv3Description: A vivid, powerful and compelling story of love, power and political awakening. Tanika Gupta updates Rabindranath Tagore's classic novel to a contem...

  • S.Ach

    If "Timelessness" defines whether a book is a classic or not, then "Ghare Baire" or "The Home and The World" is in true sense a great Classic. Before this book, 'Chokher Bali' was the only other novel...

  • J.G. Keely

    In 1913, Tagore became the first non-Western writer--and to date the only Indian or Bengali--to with the Nobel Prize for Literature. Reading his work, it isn't very difficult to imagine why, since the...

  • Tyler

    My best exposure to non-Western literature comes courtesy of Egypt's authors. In comparison to them I was rather disappointed by Midnight's Children, about India. But when I read this short novel by T...