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The Home and the World

Rabindranath Tagore - Author

Surendranath Tagore - Translator

Anita Desai - Introduction by

William Radice - Editor

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ISBN 9780140449860 | 240 pages | 26 Apr 2005 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Set on a Bengali noble's estate in 1908, this is both a love story and a novel of political awakening. The central character, Bimala, is torn between the duties owed to her husband, Nikhil, and the demands made on her by the radical leader, Sandip. Her attempts to resolve the irreconciliable pressures of the home and world reflect the conflict in India itself, and the tragic outcome foreshadows the unrest that accompanied Partition in 1947.
The Home and the World Preface
Chronology
Introduction by Anita Desai
Further Reading

Chapter One:
Bimala's Story

Chapter Two:
Bimala's Story
Nikhil's Sotry
Sandip's Story

Chapter Three:
Bimala's Story
Sandip's Story

Chapter Four:
Nikhil's Story
Bimala's Story
Sandip's Story

Chapter Five:
Nikhil's Story
Bimala's Story
Nikhil's Story

Chapter Six:
Nikhil's Story
Sandip's Story

Chapter Seven: Sandip's Story

Chapter Eight:
Nikhil's Story
Bimala's Story

Chapter Nine:
Bimala's Story

Chapter Ten:
Nikhil's Story
Bimala's Story

Chapter Eleven:
Bimala's Story

Chapter Twelve:
Nikhil's Story
Bimala's Story

Additional Notes