Gitanjali


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Gitanjali is a collection of 103 poems in English, largely translations by the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore. This volume became very famous in the West, and was widely translated into other languages. In England a slender volume was published in 1913, with an exhilarating preface by W. B. Yeats. In the same year, Rabindranath became the first non-European to win the Nobel prize. (summary by Hilara) "On many an idle day have I grieved over lost time. But it is never lost, my lord. Thou hast taken every moment of my life in thine own hands. Hidden in the heart of things thou art nourishing seeds into sprouts, buds into blossoms, and ripening flowers into fruitfulness. I was tired and sleeping on my idle bed and imagined all work had ceased. In the morning I woke up and found my garden full with wonders of flowers." 81, Gitanjali (1 hr 40 min)

Chapters

01 - Introduction 14:31 Read by Neeru Iyer
02 - Verses 1 to 10 7:10 Read by Neeru Iyer
03 - Verses 11 to 20 8:00 Read by Hilara
04 - Verses 21 to 30 6:56 Read by Hilara
05 - Verses 31 to 40 6:53 Read by Elli
06 - Verses 41 to 50 10:38 Read by lonely trotter
07 - Verses 51 to 60 11:49 Read by Patti Cunningham
08 - Verses 61 to 70 9:35 Read by Patti Cunningham
09 - Verses 71 to 80 8:32 Read by Carl Manchester
10 - Verses 81 to 90 7:08 Read by Sean Michael Hogan
11 - Verses 91 to 103 9:21 Read by Sean Michael Hogan