Bankimchandra Omnibus: Volume - 1

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Penguin UK, Nov 29, 2005 - Literary Collections - 544 pages
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The First Volume Of This Collector S Edition Brings Together Five Of Bankimchandra S Best-Known Works In English Translation. Set In The Bengal Of Emperor Jehangir S Time, Kapalkundala Tells The Story Of Nabakumar, A Young Woman Named Kapalkundala Whom He Rescues From A Tantric Intent On Human Sacrifice, And The Beautiful Lutfunnisa Who Has Sold Her Heart On Marrying Him. In Bishabriksha (The Poison Tree), Set In Bankimchandra S Own Time, Nagendra Is Torn Between His Devoted Wife Suryamukhi And The Bewitching Young Widow Kundanandini. Unable To Prioritize Either Of The Women He Cares For, Nagendra Ends Up Losing Both. Indira Is A Lighthearted Tale Of Playful Intrigues: Upendra Does Not Realize That His Wife Indira Is Now Working As A Cook In His Friend S House, And Is Given A Royal Run-Around By Indira And Subhasini, Her Employer. Krishnakanta S Will Is A Tragedy Of Lust, Infidelity, Greed And Death Revolving Around Govindalal, His Wife Bhramar, The Attractive Widow Rohini, And A Stolen Will. Rajani, The Story Of A Blind Girl And Two Men, Sachindra And Amarnath, Is A Psychologically Taut Tale; It Is The First Indian Novel Where Characters Narrate Their Stories In The First Person. Evoking The Bengal Of Yore In All Its Hues, Bankimchandra S Novels Explore Love And Relationships And The Manner In Which Society Shapes Them. Translated Exclusively For Penguin, These Superbly Crafted Novels Are Sure To Hold Readers In Thrall Today Just As They Did Over A Century Ago.
 

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Contents

In the Rivals Home
At the RoyalPalace 5 In the Temple of theSelf 6 Obeisance 7 On the Outskirts of the City
Part 4
Inside the Bedchamber
In the Woods
In the World of Dreams
Hints and Signals
On the Threshold 6 Reencounter 7 In Conversation with the Cowife

Part 2
On the Highway 2 The Wayside Inn 3 A View of Female Beauty
The Palanquin Ride
Back Home
In Seclusion
In the Past
Change of Route
On the Way Home
In the Land of Spirits Bishabriksha The Poison Tree 1 Nagendras Boatjourney
The Lamp Goes
Coming Events Cast Their Shadow Before
That is the One 5 Of Different Matters 6 Taracharan
Part 3
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Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was the most popular Indian author of the colonial era known by the sobriquet Gurudev, He was a Bengali poet, Brahmo Samaj philosopher, visual artist, playwright, novelist, and composer whose works reshaped Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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