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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We be ...more
Paperback, German Edition, 386 pages
Published May 13th 2010 by Nabu Press (first published 1916)
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K.D. Absolutely
Jul 20, 2011 K.D. Absolutely rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to K.D. by: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (2010)
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.

Bimala (means without mal or blemish in Hindu) is married to Nikhil or Nikhilesh (Lord of the Universe). Theirs is an arranged marriage that was planned even when Bimala was still a little girl. Bimala is neither good-looking, i.e., she comes from lower status and darker complexion, nor rich. Nikh
Aug 18, 2016 Ahmed rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

أول تجربة لي مع أديب الهند الأبرز و أعظم قاماته على الاطلاق , وكانت تجربة مفيدة للغاية .

رواية تقليدية عن المجتمع الهندي , برع فيها الكاتب في توصيف مشاعر شخصياته , وتقديم العادات والتقاليد المجتمعية في صيغة ممتعة وشاملة في نفس الوقت , تنوع بين العمق النفسي و ظاهر الإنسان ليقدم لك كافة التفاصيل المفيدة لخدمة روايته .

رواية متمكنة احترافية , فيها ترابط بين تسلسل الأحداث و تطورات الشخصية , و نهايتها تقليدية للغاية مما أثر على الشكل العام للرواية (ولكن يمكن أن نغفر ذلك لزمن الكتابة نفسه 1961) .
May 05, 2016 Elena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 evaluation. When the author invites me to paint a picture, under his guidance, out of the materials of my mind, and I feel a certain resistance to even get started before recoiling, judging such a picture to be quite categorically in “bad form,” I must be cautious, and willing to question myself. Caution ...more
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 that I had read of Tagore, and can't say I was too impressed with it. But, this book was just revelation to me what a radical thinker Tagore was.

It has been 100 years since the book was written, during the days of 'Swadesi Movement', Indian uprising against the British, transition of the tradition
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 they possess a Chekhovian focus on the lives, thoughts, and struggles of small people in a large world, all laid against the changing politics of the time.

Yet the structure left something to be desired: Tagore writes in the first person, but switches characters every few chapters. this could have been
Jumana Taha
Feb 25, 2016 Jumana Taha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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أول رواية أتوقف فيها عن القراءة لأحضن الكتاب، كأني أمتص من الكلمات معانٍ مدفونة ومألوفة -على حد سواء- في جنبات قلبي.

رواية عميقة.
أؤمن أن في كل منّا نيكهل وسنديب وبيمالا المتأرجحة بينهما، استحضرت كثيراً النظرية البنيوية لفرويد،ولكن هذه المرة ممزوجة بالفلسفة الهندية الروحانيّة، فكرت كثيراً في دور الدين/السياسة/الدين المسيس كفاصل بين الشخصيتين.
واستمتعتُ، كثيراً استمتعتٌ بوصف الرواية الساحر.
Zahra Taher
Sep 23, 2016 Zahra Taher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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يجب ألا أفقد إيماني. سأنتظر. إن المعبر من العالم الضيق إلى العالم الأوسع مليءٌ بالعواصف. وعندما تألف هذه الحرية سأعلم أين مكاني، فإذا وجدت أني لا ألائم نظام العالم الخارجي فلن أتعارك مع قدري؟ بل سأستأذن في الرحيل صامتاً.. أستخدم القوة؟ ولكن من أجل ماذا؟ هل يمكن للقوة أن تغلب الحقيقة؟
Zunaed Karim Sifat
এর আগে "শেষের কবিতা" পড়ে মুগধ হয়েছিলাম। সেই মুগধতা আকাশ পরিমাণ বাড়ল "ঘরে বাইরে" পড়ার পর। রবীনদরনাথ রবীনদরনাথই। বাংলা আর বাঙালির রবীনদরনাথ ভিনন গতি নেই। কেন নেই, সেটা এই উপনযাসটা পড়ার পরে আরেকবার অনুভব করলাম।

"ঘরে বাইরে" রবীনদরনাথের রাজনৈতিক উপনযাস হিসেবেই পরিচিত। মূলত সবদেশি আনদোলনের পরেকষাপটেই লেখা উপনযাসটা। গলপের মূল চরিতর তিনজন- বিমলা, নিখিলেশ আর সনদবীপ। বইয়ের সবটুকু অংশই তিনজনের কারো না কারো জবানিতে পরকাশ পেয়েছে। তিনজনের আতমকথায় তাদের জীবনবোধ আর রাজনৈতিক বোধ পরকাশ পেয়েছে পরবলভাবে। আমার মনে হ
Mohit Parikh
Jun 08, 2011 Mohit Parikh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Home and the World is a literary masterpiece by Rabindranath Tagore. Set as a love triangle in the backdrop of Swadesi movement in the then Bengal, it is essentially an exploration of the noosphere surrounding the revolution, encapsulating Tagore's personal critique on the movement's ideology.

All the three central characters of the novel are distressed, while treading their paths for greatness. Bimala is a young wife who seeks greatness (which every "woman is entitled to") through utmost dev
Aug 22, 2008 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Elizabeth by: Marilyn Felling
an amazing view of swadeshi in the early 1900s India. The three sotries being told seem to reflect the higher consciousness (Nikihl), the concious (Bimala) and the lower conciousness (Sandip). True Bimala loses her way to sensationalism, terror and nationalism but at some point you must pay the piper to your higher self and reflect at some point, Bimala of course does. I loved that Tagore tells the story from three points of view and is able to captuer the voice of Bimala so clearly. This should ...more
Alireza Sahafzadeh
خانه و. جهان اثر نویسنده شهیر هندی دربر دارنده ی روایتی از دوران پر جوش و خروش سرزمین بنگال است که با داستانی اشقانه همراه شدهدر فضای داستانی کمتر به توصیف و محیط پرداخته شده و بیشتر داستان بر مکالمات و تک گویی ها استوار است داستان سه راوی دارد که شخصیت های اصلی ماجرا را تشکیل میدهند؛ خواننده از خلال تک گویی ها پی به برخی خصوصیات افراد میبرد اما شخصیت ها بطور کاملپرداخت نشدند. در مجموع باید گفت کتابیست که پند های اخلاقی و مباحثات سیاسی اجتماعی زیادی دارد که در قالب کلماتی ادبی بیان شده اند.
Nabila Tabassum Chowdhury
রবিঠাকুর কেন রবিঠাকুর তার আরেকটি নিদরশন এই গরনথটি (কোনটি নয় সেটা একটা পরশন!)। কখনো বিমলা, কখনো নিখিলেশ বা কখনো সনদীপের আতমকথা নিয়ে এই উপনযাসটি এগিয়ে চলেছে। পড়তে মনে হয় আমি ওদের অনেক কাছের বনধু তাই মানুষগুলো আমার কাছে ঘটে যাওয়া ঘটনা, ঘটনাকে ঘিরে ভাবনা, মানুষকে ঘিরে ভাবনা এ সবকিছু বলে যাচছে। কোনো কপটতা আমার এবং চরিতরগুলোর মাঝে নেই। আমি যেভাবে আমার বনধুদের চিনতার জায়গাটা সপরশ করতে পারি, ঠিক সেভাবে চরিতরগুলোর চিনতার সপরশও বাসতব। আমি ওদের বুঝতে পারি। বুঝতে পারি পারসপরিক সমপরক এবং দবনদবকে। নিজের সাথে ...more
Jul 01, 2015 Tyler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Serious Fans of Literature
Recommended to Tyler by: Author's Reputation
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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 Tagore I encountered a Bengali author capable of matching Naguib Mahfouz, although writing about completely different subjects.

If this sounds too esoteric to readers in search of good writing who haven't yet ventured into non-Western literature, it's my way of saying simply to read this book. You'll
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Home and the World, Rabindranath Tagore
عنوان: خانه و جهان؛ نویسنده: رابیندرانات تاگور؛ مترجم: زهری خانلری (کیا)؛ تهران، توسن، 1367، در 226 ص؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان هندی قرن 20 م
چاپ دوم، 1386، شابک: 9643153150؛
Aug 31, 2016 Cirtnecce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Tagore wrote this novel in the back drop of partition of Bengal (for more information, you can refer to the details here) which led to the rise of “Swadeshi Movement” – a nationalist movement that demanded freedom from British rule and was a precursor to Gandhi’s non-violent movement, which would yield much more significant results. The novel opens with Bimala the lady of the house giving us a background of the house and family she has married into and more importantly the character of her husba ...more
Oct 02, 2007 MacK rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Tagore is markedly different from most contemporary Indian authors. While they offer a window for the Western world to observe the changing nature of a modernizing India, Tagore forces the reader to sit through a detailed lesson of the philosophical, and sociological life of an average Indian.

Part of that is, naturally, the context in which he was writing. He is not part of modernizing India, but the nobel laureate who was Indian before the country was independent. He agitated against the coloni
Aug 31, 2016 Kala rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am positively nervous about writing this book review and that just shows how much I loved the book.

I have read some extremely interesting books this year which evoked a lot of feelings, from paranoia to wanting to write an immediate dinner invitation. But this one, all I could feel was a deep veneration brought about by true joy. But only 30 pages in, I knew it would be one of my most memorable reads of the last years. I could not stop talking about it to my friends - whether they care about b
Aug 15, 2016 Cleo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars ......... .5 Star Deduction for an irritating ending and a wee bit of excess with the characters.
This book resonated deeply. Though published 100 years ago, and as commentary on revolution in Bengal, the book speaks to freedom and government in a way that felt extremely relevant today. Here, characters debate whether the ends justify the means. Is it okay to lie or cheat if it's for the good of the country? For the country's people? Just who are the people who should benefit from the country anyway?

The writing style is highly philosophical. The characters engage in long descriptions of thei
"What if I am unworthy? The true value of love is this, that it can ever bless the unworthy with its own prodigality. For the worthy, there are many rewards on Gods earth, but God has specially reserved love for the unworthy. "- Rabindranath Tagore, The Home and the World, 41

This is a love story, but by no means a conventional one. It begins nine years after the marriage of our star-crossed lovers, Bimala and Nikhil. Bimala has become totally complacent to be just a housewife. She views herself
Hend Aboul Gada
رواية معقدة شوية بس فيها فكرة فلسفية جميلة
مليانة باشارات فلسفية ورمزية صعب تتفهم كلها او من اول مرة
بس اكيد دى مش مشكلة الرواية :D
اتعاطفت مع بيمالا شوية على الرغم من افعالها
لانى حسيت انه كان غصب عنها واحدة شايفة نفسها عادية بل اقل
فجأة تلاقى حد رافعها لمصاف الالهة كان لازم دة يزلزل حياتها كلها

نيكهيليش بقى تركيبة غريبة وصعب فهمه احيانا تحس فى افعاله ضعف بشع
وفى اللحظة دى تتعاطف مع بيمالا فى رأيها وتعذرها لكن لما تيجى تفكر بموضوعية
تحس اد ايه الراجل يبعث على الاحترام وانه شايف انه حتى لو مارس حقه فى
أحمد نفادي
Jan 27, 2012 أحمد نفادي rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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حسنا انها أول رواية لي مع طاغور
رواية غنية جداااا بالمعاني علي الرغم من بساطتها
تستطيع تناولها من جوانب عدة وكل جانب يسلمك للاخر
فتستطيع من خلالها معرفة الحياة الاجتماعية الهندية وتقديس الزوجة لزوجها و صراعهم مع الاحتلال
وتستطيع فيها أن تجد مقولات وأفكار تغنيك عن الكثير
لكن أكثر ما هو مميز فيها هو صراعها الانساني
الشخصيات الثلاث شخصية واحدة
كنا قد درسنا ف الثانوية العام نظرية فرويد والأنا والهو والأنا الأعلي ولكننا لم نكن مستوعبين أو بمعني آخر كلام نظري نعرفه للامتحان
لكن ها هنا وجدته ماثلا بكل حذافي
Ahmed Al-Emadi
Sep 12, 2016 Ahmed Al-Emadi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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غنية بالأفكار عن الوطن والمواطنة، عن الحب، عن الوعي والحياة ، عن الزواج وأشكال أخرى من العلاقات الإنسانية. مثرية أيضاً لمن أراد أن يعرف شيئاً عن تاريخ الهند و فلسفاتها القديمة.
اصطحبتها معي في أول زيارة للهند وشاهدت صورة تجمع غاندي بطاغور في مدخل منزل المهاتما بمومباي عندما كنت في بداية الرواية فسرحت في أحداثها.
رواية ثرية تعرفت من خلالها على فيلسوف عظيم يليق بعظمة بلاده وتاريخها.
Kyriakos Sorokkou
This book was part of my last year's international reading marathon. It is the first novel from India I've read, first written in Bengali by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
Unfortunately I'm reviewing this book a year later so I don't remember any details from the book, but for sure it's set in colonial India and it deals with tradition against modernity, religion against nationalism, the role of women, Indian history and many more. It reminded me a little bit of Cyprus when it was a British
Sonali Chakravorty
The Home and the world was my first time with multiple voices as well as my first Tagore. In school I had shied away from reading Tagore because all the Bengali's near me fretted how the good Bengali books got lost in translation!

Home and the world changed all that. Whether things got lost in translation I don't know, but, what stood out were the varying degrees of confusion faced by the three main characters. Especially the female character. She personified the factor that even if one fed on mo
Marinho Lopes
Jun 28, 2016 Marinho Lopes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Livro muito bom! O tema central é a “swadeshi”, o movimento nacionalista indiano (bengalês) contra a presença e influência do ocidente, ilustrado por duas personagens opostas, que simultaneamente representam a colisão paradoxal entre uma visão idealista racional e uma realista “emocional”. Além da profundidade de algumas reflexões, destaco também a evolução das personagens ao longo do enredo, cujas crenças acabam por se metamorfosear em função das consequências dos seus actos e sentimentos. O ún ...more
Jul 03, 2011 Radwa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
عجبتني ، ولو أن الترجمة كانت محتاجة مراجعة
تأملات الأبطال كانت ممتعة لحد كبير
رها شده در صفحه 128
Jun 03, 2012 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Providence leaves our life moulded in the rough, – its object being that we ourselves should put the finishing touches, shaping it into its final form to our taste.” The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore is, I think, a classic. It is concerned with three little people, so small compared to the Indian indepedence movement whose current is swiftly carrying them into a new world. For each of the three main characters, Tagore goes to the heart and then some. Sandip is a professional revolut ...more
Jeffrey Hart
Three main characters -- Nikhil, his wife Bimala, and his friend Sandip -- are involved in a strange triangle in which Sandip, a nationalist extremist, almost seduces Bimala away from her husband. The setting is Calcutta after WW2 but just before independence and partition. Sandip advocates violence and the boycotting of foreign imports in the name of nationalism. He praises Bimala as an earthy symbol of all Hindu virtues. Nikhil, in contrast, is cautious and skeptical of extremes. He is a lando ...more
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Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 "because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West."

Tagore modernised Bengali art by spurning rigid classical forms and resisting linguistic strictures. His novels, stories, songs, dance-dramas, and ess
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