Rabindranath Tagore : One Hundred Songs in Staff Notation : Compiled by Indira Devi Chaudhurani

“Rabindranath Tagore has passed into one of India’s legendary songsters like Jayadev, Surdas, Kabir and Mira. But even more, his songs and music have passed beyond the frontiers of this country. His songs have found an international place among the musicians and music lovers of gthe world . . . One hundred songs have been picked out [in this book] of the almost countless songs running into thousands, which the poet composed. They are not presented here as the best of the poet’s songs but as very representative of his creation. The anthology, therefore, consists of devotional songs, seasonal songs, patriotic songs, festive songs, songs of diverse human emotions and songs about the common man. The publication of the Sangeet Natak Akademi is timely and will meet the rising need of the hour, the growing hunger of the different peoples of the world to know and understand one another through their best self-expression in the field of fine arts, especially music.” — Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay (from her preface to the original 1961 edition) 225 x 285 mm / 372 pages Published 2007 / Rs 795