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Boyhood Days

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  223 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Best known internationally for his revolutionary poetry, Rabindranath Tagore is also well known for the school and university he founded in the Bengal countryside. Seen through the amused eyes of a precocious young boy growing up in turn-of-the-century Calcutta, this memoir describes the joint family he grew up in, the city he played in, and the school he was sent to again ...more
Paperback, 86 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Hesperus Press (first published 1928)
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Tepat seperti judulnya, Tagore menumpahkan kesan-kesan masa kecil yang tertanam erat di benak dalam halaman-halaman buku ini. Tanpa alur cerita, tanpa dialog, tanpa protagonis dan antagonis. Hanya kesan dan ingatan. Khayalan-khayalan masa bocahnya yang telah melambung tinggi, pelajaran dan guru-gurunya, kehidupan bersama keluarganya, juga kenangan-kenangan saat ia pertama kali belajar menuliskan karya-karyanya. Kita telah mengenal seorang Rabindranath Tagore, tetapi ternyata masih ada Tagore-Tag ...more
This reminiscence by Tagore of his boyhood days when Calcutta was an emerging metropolis and capital of British India takes us to a Calcutta whose streets used to be lit up by gas-lamps, where horse-carriages took the elite around, which housed dreams of better lives for those on the outskirts. Both is Bengali and in English, Tagore's writing characteristically shows a depth of nostalgia and fondness for what is gone. In this world of Calcutta, Tagore places his lonely childhood which ironically ...more
I like it.. selangkah mengenal lebih dekat Rabindranath Tagore.. ceritanya lompat-lompat dan bagian khayali-nya tampak seperti bagian dari kisah masa kecilnya. Selain mengenal lebih dekat pribadi masa kecil Tagore, juga mendapat sedikit ilmu budaya India pada masanya, serta cara pengungkapan kisah Tagore yang memang kebetulan belum saya tangkap dengan baik, karena saya baru membaca satu bukunya saja, yaitu Tukang Kebun.

Cara pengungkapannya unik, saya rekam satu bagian saja sbb.

....., pikiranku b
The autobiographic account of childhood of one of the most celebrated poets of our times. The poetic instinct and lyrical flow is evident in the entire reading. A short book to read and preserve.
Amazing how he speaks
How the Venerable, sees
and How the Venerable loves
to describe what an how he sees and feels.

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Amazing how he speaks
How the Venerable, sees
and How the Venerable loves
to describe what an how he sees and feels.

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Jonathan Barry
The translation is a tough read, because it's still awash with Bengali words. It's tough to get a sense of what he's talking about without constantly looking things up.
Akshay Kundu
An epitome of eloquence, this book reflects the aesthetic sensibilities of Rabindranath Tagore in the most delightful manner.
Devina Dutta
An informative and enjoyable read about one of the greatest poets of India. Loved reading about the various bengali traditions and and happenings in the 1800s. The various late evening plays, the naughty pranks and the many strollings under the mango trees in the garden, all provided an overall fun reading. A few parts could have been edited to avoid making this account dull at time but nevertheless, worth reading.
Good book.

It gives idea about the life which laid foundation for the Rabindranath Tagore. How he was during childhood and also about those days lifestyle.
Old Bengal Times - Streets- People -Fun-Buildings-Trees !
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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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