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Red Oleanders

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  75 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Red Oleanders, a powerful and moving play, is the story of Nandini, a girl who recognises no social barriers and taboos and who disregards them in her search for happiness.

Nandini is one of those individuals who bring out the best in human nature. Entering a town where men are enslaved to mine gold, she makes them aware of their bondage and creates in them a desire to be f
Published (first published January 1st 1926)
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I am confused about the way the play has been presented. Tagore's expressions are immense but the way the story proceeds could not be handled by me.
The first play of Tagore I ever read. I was young, perhaps 14 when I read it. It engaged me, but went completely over my head. Upon re reading it many years later, I was struck by the beautiful metaphors used to tell the story.
Denim Datta
"খাঁচার পাখি শলাগুলোকে ঠোকরায়, সে তো আদর করে নয়। এ কথা কবুল করলেই কী, না-করলেই কী।"

ননদিনী বাঁধাধরা নিয়মের বেড়াজালে আটকে থাকবার পাখী নয়, পুরনোকে ভাঙগার মধযেই তার খুশি| যকষপুরীর বনদী শরমিকদের তাদের বাঁধন থেকে বেরিয়ে মুকতির সবাদ নেওয়ার ইচছার নাম ননদিনী|

Awesome read.

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i think it is the interesting books
Harshith J. V.
Simple language but may loose track of story because of no clear separation of scenes that I could not easily make out. It was continuous play. Can finish within 1 days since it a play and also total page number is few pages around 170-180.
Janice Raquela
A marvelous read
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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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