In this political backdrop, Rabindranath Tagore, whose th birthday is on May 7, set one of his best-known novels, Ghare Baire (The Home. Ghare Baire is a novel by Rabindranath Tagore. The book illustrates the battle Tagore had with himself, between the ideas of Western. Ghore Baire is a most popular (Famous) book of Rabindranath Tagore. Just click & download. If you want to read online, please go to (✅Click For Read Online).

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The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore. Set on a Bengali noble’s estate inthis is both a love story and a novel of political awakening. The central character, Bimala, is torn between the duties owed to her husband, Nikhil, and the demands made on her by the radical leader, Sandip. Her attempts to resolve the irreconciliable pressures of the home and world reflect the conflict in India itself, and the trag Set on a Bengali noble’s estate inthis is both a love story and a novel of political awakening.

Her attempts to resolve the irreconciliable pressures of the home and world reflect the conflict in India itself, and the tragic outcome foreshadows the unrest that accompanied Partition in This edition includes an introduction by Anita Desai. Paperbackpages. Published March 31st by Penguin Classics first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore

The book illustrates the battle Tagore had with himself, between the ideas of Western culture and revolution against the Western culture.

These two ideas are portrayed in two of the main characters, Nikhil, who is rational and ghzre violence, and Sandip, who will let nothing stand in his way from reaching his goals. These two opposing ideals are very important in understanding the history of the Bengal region and its contemporary problems. I think of poetry as almost impossible to translate well, but the beauty of his language does come across.

I’m glad that read Tagore. On one level, the story is a love triangle.

She had that guy sized up before she e A novel by Rabindranath Tagore, the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in She had that guy sized up before she hhare met him. There was something in his features which I did not tagorre like. Yet, I know not why, it seemed to me, in spite of all its brilliance, that too much of base alloy had gone into its making.

The light in his eyes somehow did not shine true. That was why I did not like it when my husband unquestioningly gave in to all his demands.


I could bear the waste of money; but it vexed me to think that he was imposing on my husband, taking advantage of friendship. His bearing was not that of an ascetic, nor even of a person of bairre means but foppish all over. Love of comfort seemed to…any number of such reflections come ttagore to me today, but let them be. But no, her only vaire was her husband. And, well… There she is stealing from her loving husband because her boyfriend asked her to do so.

On another level, this is a morality play about the Swadeshi movement for Indian independence. Husband, Nikhil is an ggare, aristocratic landlord. He is nonviolent and politically moderate. He is too practical for revolutionaries to burn foreign products He is willing to import Indian made yarn to sell in his market, but to practical to boycott foreign imports.

He is also, aware that independence should not mean isolation. Boyfriend, Sandip is a charismatic pro-independence professional revolution. He lobbies for the boycott of British goods and burning of western products. His instigations generate an awfully lot of violence for a non-violent movement.

Bimala is the raindranath home country that they compete for. With that as a reference, Sandip thinks of Bimala as fruit to be taken. It is only too clear how she wants me, and so I look on her as quite legitimately mine.

The fruit hangs on the branch by the stem, but that is no reason why the claim of the stem byy be eternal. Ripe fruit cannot for ever swear by its slackening stem-hold. All its sweetness has been accumulated for me; to surrender itself to my hand is the reason of its existence, its very nature, its true morality.

So I must pluck it, for it becomes me to make it futile. While devoted and caring husband, Nikhil encourages her to learn and to experience the world within the protection of their marriage.

Bimala chooses the corrupting thief. She repents her choice and crime, but retribution falls. I can see why he won a prize from colonial Europe. There may be other levels, but those are the most obvious. There’s a lot here for a slim little volume. View all 8 comments.

Aug 03, Aishu Rehman rated it really liked it Shelves: Aug 01, K. Absolutely rated it really liked it Recommended to K. He was the first non-European and so far, the only Indian to be awarded this most prestigious award any literary artist can dream of.

Theirs is an arranged marriage that was planned even when Bimala was still a little girl. Bimala is neither good-looking, i. Nikhil on the other hand, comes from a rich family, peace-loving and passive. Nikhil has a handsome, aggressive and charismatic friend, Sandip who is the leader of the Swadeshi movement. This movement was part of the many others, e. Bimala falls in love with Sandip for his zeal, ambition and sex appeal.

The narration is lyrical and personal.

The Home and the World

The plot is thin and simple yet plausible and full of meaning. You will have to stop once in a while to savor his thought-provoking phrases. My favorite aspect of the novel is the remarkable transformation of Bimala from a traditional woman to an awakened citizen who contributes to the movement.


I had robbed my house, I had robbed my country. They all revolve around the fact that there are problems because the protagonist s is poor. I am glad that I have read a Tagore. taagore

It changed my perspective on Indian novels and showed me a firmer grasp on what it took for the Indian people to gain their independence. Dec 02, Sidharth Vardhan rated it it was amazing Shelves: To worship my country as a god is to bring a curse upon it. The infatuation of a married woman for her husband’s friend aside, this book tries to bring out the pros and cons of then prevailing tools used by freedom fighters.

Were those tools, emotionally attractive “I am willing to serve my country, but my worship I reserve for Right which is far greater than my country.

Were those tools, emotionally attractive as they were, really effective? Who really bore the price for those satyagrahas? And most importantly, can a moment that includes mostly young volunteers be long expected to stay non-violent?

Aren’t some of them motivated by personal greed and need for glory?

Tagore was the one who gave the title of Mahatma to Gandhi the later returned the favour by calling him ‘Gurudev’ but it seems he was critical of later opinions. While Gandhi’s ideal was localisation of government to village level.

Inside Outside: Translation of Ghare Baire

Tagore believed that even nationalism wasn’t the end but only a step towards to something bigger. In this book too, the victory belonged to one who acted rationally rather than blindly pursuing ideal of nationalism.

And such beautiful prose that you know it is a poet writing it: I know, from my childhood’s experience, how devotion is beauty itself, in its inner aspect. It is the moon which has room or stains, not the stars. View all 4 comments. A simple story in appearance that could call many comments and digressions. Three main characters confront each other: The woman, rich in the freedom offered by rabindransth one, will fall in love with the other, who embodies in her eye A simple story in appearance that could call gharr comments and digressions.

The woman, rich in the freedom offered by the one, will fall in love with the other, who embodies in her eyes the power and the will, as opposed to her husband who seems far too timid. The Home and the Worldperhaps as an opposition between interiority and externality, intimacy and public life, philosophy and action. It is all along the confrontation to the world, lived as a test revealing the “deep nature” of each.

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