Lotus-Petals from Nolini

translation by Chinmoy Kumar Ghose

In celebration of Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th Birth Anniversary (7 May 1861—7 May 2011), this collection of eight essays by Nolini Kanta Gupta on various aspects of Tagore’s literature has been re-released. In 1955, Nolini-da requested his young secretary, Chinmoy Kumar Ghose, to begin translating his writings into English. Published serially in the Mother India, The Sri Aurobindo Monthly Review of Culture, these exquisite translations not only make them accessible to a wider English-speaking audience but also reflect the graceful flow, masterful use of language and subtlety of the original Bengali.  Read more

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