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Tagore's Dance-Drama Omnibus
Paper Type: Book Print | Size: 216 x 140mm
All colour; 29 photographs

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The six dance-dramas translated in this book cover a culmination of Rabindranath Tagore's dance-interest in the latter's most effulgent manifestation. It was only in the last half decade of Tagore's life that his dance-consciousness reached its zenith and he could offer the best of his life-time passion for dance in the form of six dance-dramas, namely, two music-dramas: Taser Desh(interspersed with prose dialogue), Shapmochan(with narrator) and four full-bodied dance-dramas: Chitrangada, Shyama, Chandalika and MayarKhela(re-visited). All the dance-dramas are predominantly 'recitative' music dramas. The clear story-line is piggybacked mainly on the 'recitative' pattern of the melodiously articulated dialogues and narratives, interlaced with songs. The translation follows closely the letter and spirit of the original(including the lyrics), in trying to do justice not only to the rhythm and metre of the original, but also the internal rhymes, so that the exquisite poetry and lyrical beauty of Tagore can be savoured even in the translation.


Utpal  K. Banerjee
Utpal K. Banerjee
Translator
Dr Utpal K Banerjee has been writing on the arts and culture in several newspapers and journals and is a regular contributor on cultural and professional programmes to London BBC, All India Radio and Indian television. He has also written 33 books, including Hindu Joy of Life (Niyogi Books, 2006), which has gone into a second edition. Dr Banerjee was awarded the Padma Shri 'in recognition of distinguished service in literature and education' in 2009.
Utpal  K. Banerjee
Utpal K. Banerjee
Introduction
Dr Utpal K Banerjee has been writing on the arts and culture in several newspapers and journals and is a regular contributor on cultural and professional programmes to London BBC, All India Radio and Indian television. He has also written 33 books, including Hindu Joy of Life (Niyogi Books, 2006), which has gone into a second edition. Dr Banerjee was awarded the Padma Shri 'in recognition of distinguished service in literature and education' in 2009.