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The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
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Recommended to Ash by: social drama, indian swadesi movement, tagore

From my blog, http://www.findingarth.com/ :

An epic Bengali drama painted by the Nobel laureate - Rabindranath Tagore and translated later by Surendranath Tagore (uncertain of the relationship), with elaborate characters laid out against the backdrop of a British-occupied Bengal of the early 1900s. The primary characters range from an idealistic and intelligent Landlord with a superior grasp of the concept of fairness whilst unable to implement that in social life, the typical naive, family-politics driven, easily influenced by emotional outpour, and lacking in real-world experience Bengali Housewife, to the robust personality, vociferous emotions, yet philosophically naive and insecure musings of the Politician. Mr. Tagore builds the drama on a thorough foundation of character definition and by painting an elaborate picture of the narrow minded Swadesi backdrop of the young Indian independence movement in rural Bengal - a concept Mr. Tagore was himself at constant war with.
At the end of this interesting, often wordy, and sometimes superfluous dialog laden epic, I encountered such moments of absolute Divinity:

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