SHE: Short Stories of Rabindranath Tagore
In this collection of short stories we get a glimpse of some of the women in Rabindranath Tagore's writing. Through these stories, we also come to know the social conditions in which women were placed, almost always the victims, and more interestingly, responding differently yet with the same dignity, how each handled the pressures associated with it.
The treatment of women and their position in society was of a serious concern to Rabindranath Tagore. Being a sensitive man and the supreme romantic poet of Bengal, he understood women in all their joy and sorrow, hope and despair, their yearnings and their dreams.
Through his stories and novels, he wanted to shape public opinion, personal beliefs and the society's self-perception. He wished to bring out into the open, and consciously and critically look at the position of women in society.
These stories have been translated into English by Joyasree Mukerji, also a native of Bengal.
Published: 2008 (3rd reprint)