Stray Birds book

Stray Birds

Paper Type: Book Print Paper | Size: 178mm x 127mm
Black and white
ISBN-13: 978-93-86906-60-1


First published in 1916, Stray Birds is a collection of over 300 epigrammatic poems by Rabindranath Tagore. While some of the poems in this collection are the poet’s translation of the verses in Kanika, some others were written during his visit to Japan. It is possible that this visit had an effect on the style of the verses, with the Japanese Haiku being cited as a strong influence on the collection of poems.

Stray Birds contains ideas of nature, man, and his environment, and embodies Tagore’s love of nature and simplicity. The brevity and economy of these verses, along with the wit and wisdom they contain truly make this a remarkable collection.

Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore, sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of Gitanjali and its “profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse”, he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.He is sometimes referred to as “The Bard of Bengal”.