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Tagore is an artist of rare lyrical powers, who understands the human soul. Tagore's poems and stories are devotions, mystical, sublimated ecstasy. They are the thoughts of a seer, the perfect union of beauty and truth in poetry. Contents: Hungry Stones; Victory; Once there was a King; Homecoming; My Lord, the Baby; Kingdom of Cards; Devotee; Vision; Babus of Nayanjore; Li ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1895)
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Derek Davis
These stories are close to perfection, but it's a different kind of perfection than you would find in western tales. Most are immediate, intensely human, unpretentious and told in a straightforward, unadorned style: "This happened and then that happened, which led to the next thing." Yet the real happenings are within the characters – emotional wrenchings, upheavals of the spirit, life-altering changes for both good and bad. These stories read like fairy tales told from inside the mind.

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This book was my first introduction to Tagore, and I first attempted to read it when I was in the fifth standard.. the language was beyond my standard, and I took almost two weeks to read it. The depth of the stories and their beauty was brought home to me only when I read it again at the age of 15.
Its a good book and contains some of the best stories of Tagore.
Batu-batu Lapar dan 12 cerita pendek lainnya, terkumpul dalam karya Rabindranath yang satu ini. Semuanya kental nuansa Indianya, dalam setting, dalam budaya pengkastaan, dalam pemujaan pada dewa-dewa bahkan dalam ucapan, tindakan dan kematian. Tagore tidak malu-malu memotret satu per satu kejadian kemudian merangkainya menjadi satu dalam kolase kisah, yang sama sekali tidak berhubungan, namun benang merahnya mampu membuka jendela tempat kita mengintip kondisi sosial masyarakat India secara lugas ...more
These short stories are almost more poetry than prose. Tagore is an astonishingly fluid writer with a distinctly eastern flair and syntax that is evocative and transportive. This is a fascinating, quick little read that every student of English should undertake.
Nidhi Batish
Words from us , the people will never be sufficient to appreciate Tagore's flawles style...
His prose is extremely lyrical, details of certain events and human emotions are minute and intense to a limit that you literally have to stop inbetween, and think over the incident again and again and yes! figure a way to get out of the dilemma if you understand the Indian-ness behind these stories.
'The Hungry Stones' and 'Vision' are my favourites amongst this anthology, although every story has its spec
Dhiraj Sharma
Among this collection of short stories "The Cabulliwala", "My Lord the Baby", "The Homecoming" and "Vision" are simply outstanding and touch an emotional chord deep down in your heart.
Tagore truly measures upto real noble class. This is one story that needs to be re-read to assimilate its true SPIRIT. Actually this story is all about the spirits only ... amazing truly wonderful ... I am bowled over
I became intrigued with Tagore after seeing an exhibit of his paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago. My western-self was painfully unaware of his existence prior to a few weeks ago. This is the first collection of writing that I picked up and will definitely be pursuing more.
Rohan Shedage
Like most of the short-story books this one also has it's lack of consistency...If you must, then read "Once upon a time there was a king" of the lot.

Paul Pellicci
This is my first Indian book. It gave me a tiny insight on the caste system, Indian pride and much more.
I have read these stories long before, but never thought this is from the Master. Good one
Janice Raquela
A good rapid read with meaningful messages behind every story
Feb 13, 2013 Keith rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of Ghost Stories.
This is an excellent ghost story taking place in India around 1895.
Burning Gem
Interesting stories, great narration.
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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."

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