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1918. Tagore is an artist of rare lyrical powers, who understands the human soul. Tagore's poems and stories are devotions, mystical, sublimated ecstasy. They are the thoughts of a seer, the perfect union of beauty and truth. Contents: Mashi; Skeleton; Auspicious Vision; Supreme Night; Raja and Rani; Trust Property; Riddle Solved; Elder Sister; Subha; Postmaster; River Sta1918. Tagore is an artist of rare lyrical powers, who understands the human soul. Tagore's poems and stories are devotions, mystical, sublimated ecstasy. They are the thoughts of a seer, the perfect union of beauty and truth. Contents: Mashi; Skeleton; Auspicious Vision; Supreme Night; Raja and Rani; Trust Property; Riddle Solved; Elder Sister; Subha; Postmaster; River Stairs; Castaway; Saved; My Fair Neighbor...

Title : Mashi, And Other Stories
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ISBN : 11706318
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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Mashi, And Other Stories Reviews

  • Rishit
    2019-03-13 11:54

    As the title suggests, this book is a collection of short stories by legendary Indian Rabindranath Tagore. The anthology has in total 14 short stories-'Mashi', 'The Postmaster', 'The Skeleton', 'The Riddle Solved, 'The Trust Property', 'The Supreme Night', 'Raja and Rani', 'The River Stairs', 'The Elder Sister' and 'The Castaway'. The stories present in the book gives a new meaning to nostalgia, love and remembrance and are very intriguing and interesting. The book is overall a great read.Recommended.

  • Nancy
    2019-03-20 09:49

    Many great circumstances are highlighted in this collection of Tagore's shorts. Whereas today's readers might scoff at the out of date scenarios such as an eight year old widow or the unbreakable binds of marriage, the challenges these key characters endure expose timeless subtleties in all personal choice. The succinct writing style characteristic of Gertrude Stein and other skilled writers of this time is revealed in the amusing snippet of a conversation provided in The Castaway, The husband, Sharat, was saying: 'I wish you would stay on a few days more; you would then be able to return home quite strong again.'The wife, Kiran, was saying: 'I have quite recovered already. It will not, cannot possibly, do me any harm to go home now.'Every married person will at once understand that the conversation was not quite so brief as I have reported it. The matter was not so difficult, but the arguments for and against did not advance it towards a solution. Like a rudderless boat, the discussion kept turning round and round the same point; and at last it threatened to be overwhelmed in a flood of tears.Whereas I have never seen Stein or contemporaries expose the framework of their dialog choices so blatantly, it provided refreshing honesty in prose that could be argued as excessive only in the perfection from thought to spoken word.Favourite stories included:The Postmaster, Subha, The Elder Sister, My Fair NeighborHighly recommended and quick read. If you are a Hemingway fan, this would be a great way to round out what surely influenced him.

  • Book Worm
    2019-02-27 09:32

    The genius of Gurudeb is unparalleled. what he wrote a century back still strikes a chord today in the age of crapple and other gadgets

  • Chaitalee Ghosalkar
    2019-03-05 05:57

    Talk about beauty in simplicity and this book would perfectly fit the bill.

  • Czarny Pies
    2019-03-17 04:55

    Le receuil Mashi (disponible à est un excellent receuil des nouvelles de Rabindranath Tagore (lauréat du Prix Nobel de la Littérature de 1913) qui plaira à un lecteur du 21e siècle parce qu'elles relatent brillament comment les gens aiment mal ou abusent de leurs prochains. Cependant, des contes Tagore commentent aussi l'actualité de son temps.Pour bien comprendre les contes de receuil, il faut un petit rappel historique. En 1856, Lord Dalhousie le gouverneur-général de l'Inde a promulgé le " Hindu Widows' Remarriage Act" qui a donné le droit aux veuves Hindous de se marier ce que les traditions du pays ne permettaient pas. Les choses ont peu changé en Inde par la suite. En pratique, les veuves sont devenues libres à se marier seulement après l'indépendance de l'Inde en 1948. Un autre coutume qui existait en Inde à l'époque ou Tagore écrivait les contes dans Mashi était le sati qui exigeait des veuves qu'elles se jettent sur le feu crématoire de leur épouxTagore prend position vis-à-vis du remarriage des veuves et du Sati. D'abord dans "Mashi", Tagore insiste que c'est le devoir de la femme d'aimer son mari. Mashi y échoue de façon lamentable. Elle choisit même de ne pas rester auprès de son mari lors de son agonie de mort. " Saved / Rachetée" par contre raconte l'histoire d'une femme noble qui s'enlève la vie après la mort de son mari. Tagore aborde le sujet de l'interdit aux veuves de se remarier dans "Skeleton / La squelette". Une jeune fille devient veuve à deux ans. Elle n'accepte pas son sort et devient un monstre. Elle tombe amoureuse d'un homme. Quand il décide d'épouser une autre, la veuve le tue et se suicide. Sa squelette est condamnée à raconter son histoire à des générations d'etudiants de médecine.Finallement dans "My faire neighbour / La belle voisine" il y a une histoire qui finit bien d'après les normes de nos jours. "La belle voisine" est une veuve qui épouse un homme qui l'aime.

  • Darsana
    2019-03-02 07:32

    This was my encounter with the Nobel prize winner Rabindranath Tagore. The prize winning tag is always a discouragement to go through the work, because most of the time, I don't understand them. That kept me away from Tagore for such a long time. Finally I took a chance to read a small set of short stories which are available in kindle for FREE :)I must say, unexpectedly, it was very entertaining. A collection of small stories, I would say they are good bed time stories, but with a negative mood. Yes, most of the stories have tragic ends. A person who is familiar with India during his life time would undoubtedly say that these stories are close to life. You get to know how was life then; all the poverty, flood, child marriage, superstitions, etc.All these very much unthinkable...Uff!! I am so relieved that I was not born then.But also, one thing that stroked me was people seemed to have plenty of time to talk, to eat, to have mid day sleep, for everything; where we now just run around. We don't have time for anything. We just run from one thing to another. I just felt jealous of them for this one thing alone.So all together, you get a vivid picture of Bengal(same in most of the India) in his time. And as we all know his works such as these, brought in a lot of social reforms. Respect !!

  • Manasi Deshpande
    2019-03-12 11:31

    The stories are simple, the one's that could happen anywhere at the time mentioned in narration, but the way they are told, in beautiful, lyrical language makes them mysterious. And that is the reason you want to read some sentences (that sometimes extend up to a full paragraph) again and again. You can not simply absorb the essence of its beautiful language in one go. Some stories have dark shade to them. You can't stop feeling sorry for some of the characters, and yes you realize this is how people are around us. They teach you how to behave, or sometimes, how not to. And that's why the stories don't remain just the stories anymore, they become subtle moral lessons.I loved reading every single line of the book, though in English... I wish I would be able to read the original in Bangali!!

  • Lynne
    2019-03-01 11:52

    Having read and fallen in love with Gitanjali, I was rather puzzled by this collection of stories dealing with loss. There seemed to be no sense of redemption whatever in them and I'm wondering to what extent the writing was influenced by the fact that Tagore had lost his father, wife and two of his children in the preceding years. The writing is nevertheless detailed and evocative of his world at that time.

  • Puspanjalee Das Dutta
    2019-02-24 09:47

    I am a huge fan of Rabindranath Tagore and his works. The way he weaved the tale is totally delightful to read. Though I read most of these stories in Bengali and Assamese (translated version), it was great to read them in English too!

  • Vijai Jayaram
    2019-02-26 08:37

    Some of the stories were good

  • विकास नैनवाल
    2019-03-10 08:49

    nice collection of stories..

  • Rishant
    2019-03-22 10:55

    Rabindranath can weave his magic with even two pages. It is mystical in its own way.

  • Lipika Dey
    2019-02-27 12:59

    Short stories with beautiful narration.

  • Deepak Singh Bisth
    2019-03-09 07:52

    This is the first of the author's works that I have read and it would not have happened if I didn't have to read it for my book club meet. I am sure I would have procrastinated a bit more.The 4 stars are for the beautiful language usage but not for the stories, although the stories are good to a certain extent, however, I personally didn't like the pessimistic writing. All stories talk about beauty but at the same time also about human suffering and human drama all ending sadly.I might read a bit more of the authors work but not because I like it but to find out if there are any other better works or they all are similarly filled with pessimism.