About the Book
Gulzar discovered Tagore at the age of ten through an Urdu translation of The Gardener and instantly fell in love with his poetry. In fact, that was the first book he stole from a local library. Since then he has read numerous translations of Tagore's poetry. This two-book set is his tribute to the poet laureate of India. Baaghbaan comprises his translations of Tagore's poems gleaned from collections such as Chitra, Kshanika and Sonar Tari while Nindiya Chor is based mostly on Shishu, Tagore's book of poems on the world of the child. Alongside Gulzar's inimitable translations come the poems in the Bengali original and English translation.
About the Author
Rabindranath Tagore, India's most well-known poet and litterateur reshaped Bengali literature and music. He became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Gulzar, an acclaimed film-maker, lyricist and author, he is the recipient of a number of Filmfare and National Awards, the Oscar for Best Lyricist and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.