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Red Oleanders

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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
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Published (first published January 1st 1926)
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হাঁটুপানির জলদস্যু
মহাকাল এক শতকে লুঙগি পরলে পরের শতকে হয়তো বদলে হাফপযানট পরে। খোসাটা ছাড়িয়ে দেখা গেলে তাকে আর চিনতে ভুল হয় না। রকতকরবী নিঃসনদেহে কালোততীরণ নাটক। মারকিন টরিকলডাউন ইকোনমির পরবকতা থেকে শুরু করে আমাদের আমলাতনতর আর আলেমতনতর, সবকিছুকেই খুঁজে পাওয়া যাবে এখানে। মুগধ হলাম। ...more
Ananna  Farzana
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Timeless.
Denim Datta
Aug 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic
"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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Arvind
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.
Vani
May 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
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.
Britt
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deceptively simple

Reminds me of Waiting for Godot or Come and Go in that it's premise and execution are simplistic, but there's a whole ocean of depth. Strangely heartstring-pulling and thought-provoking.
Abha
Jan 30, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ok-books, novel
I feel plays are much better than this...totally disappointed.
Arunima
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of my favourite dramas mainly because it breaks the constraints that social barriers hold while dealing with society in a very eco-feminist way.
Harshith J. V.
Aug 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: indian, classics, drama
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.
Conor
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Might want to teach this for IB! Awesome story... very relevant to Thailand!
Sandouern
Sep 05, 2014 marked it as to-read
i think it is the interesting books
Namitha Varma
There is only so much symbolism I'd understand and only so much I can take. Sigh.
Samy
Feb 20, 2016 rated it liked it
النسخة العربية من الكتاب كانت صادقة وأمينة من ناحية الترجمة لكنها أفقدت النص الشعرى شعريته والحقيقة ترجمة الشعر دائما ما تكون من أصعب أنواع الترجمات
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