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New York, 2007 - Fiction - 154 pages
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&Lsquo;On Reading [Shey], I Find It Is Not Just For Children But For The Eternal Child. Those For Whom You Have Written It Will Never Cease To Be Children&Rsquo;&Mdash;Banaphul, In A Letter To Tagore

Rabindranath&Nbsp;Tagore Wrote Shey To Satisfy His Nine Year Old Granddaughter'S Demands For Stories. Even As Tagre Began To Create His Fantasy, He Planned A Story That Had No End, And To Keep The Tales Spinning He Employed The Help Of 'Shey', A &Quot;Man Constituted Entirely Of Words&Quot; And Rather Talented At Concoting Tall Tales.

So We Enter The World Of Shey'S Extraordinary Adventures, Encountering A Bizarre Cast Of Characters, Grotesque Creatures And Caricatures Of Contemporary Figures And Events As Well As Mythological Heroes And Deities - All Brought To Life Through A Sparkling Play Of Words And Illustrations In Tagore'S Unique Style.

In This First-Ever Complete Translation Of Shey, Including Tagore&Rsquo;S Delightful Nonsense Verse, Aparna Chaudhuri Brilliantly Captures The Spirit And Flavour Of The Original.

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Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)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. A cultural icon of Bengal and India, he became Asia's first Nobel laureate when he won the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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