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Bengali Flower: 50 Poems from India and Bangladesh with Psalms, Proverbs & Scripture [Paperback]

John Scott

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13 July 2009
Poetry from India and Bangladesh from Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941), Nobel Prize winning writer and poet from India and what is now Bangladesh. Tagore toured widely throughout the world in an effort to bring Eastern culture to the west and vice-versa. This cross-cultural effort reflects the purpose of this book. Additionally, it is of value for youth of Asian Indian background to be familiar with their own rich literary cultural heritage. Included in this version are Psalms, Proverbs and Scripture from a number of translations. This collection contains a biography of Tagore, as well as background sections on Kolkota (Calcutta), India and Bangladesh. Charts and maps include * 23 major languages of India * 50 most populous cities of India * Religions of India and Bangladesh * 500 word Bengali dictionary primer * How to read Bengali Bengali is the fifth most spoken language in the world. By learning the language and culture of another nation, we are creating bridges rather than walls, which is the purpose of this book. Rabindranath Tagore poems included in this collection are, Children On the Seashore; Baby's World; Colored Toys; Playthings; Flower School; Paper Boats; The Astronomer; Sympathy; The Last Bargain; My Song; The Rainy Day; The Chanpa Flower; Vocation; The Further Bank; Twelve O'Clock Nature Fireflies; Light; Lotus; The Banyan Tree; The First Jasmines; The Gardener XIV: I Was Walking by the Road Relationships & Friendships Friend; Old and New; Passing Breeze; Silent Steps; Spirituality & Eternity Face to Face; False Religion; Patience; Give Me Strength; Distant Time; Endless Time; Leave This; Let Me Not Forget; Beggarly Heart; Closed Path; Prisoner; Strong Mercy; Purity; Journey Home; Salutation; Sleep Philosophy, Hope & Poetry Sail Away; Song Unsung; My Song is Born; Chain of Pearls; The Boat; Lover's Gifts XLVII: The Road; When Day is Done; Where Shadow Chases Light; Baby's Way Three original poems Summer day in Bangladesh, John Scott Bengali Flower, John Scott Peace, Kutub Uddin *************************************** Complete your book collection now. Get this interesting book. --- Education News - Policy, Learning, Library and Research ***************************************

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5.0 out of 5 stars Bengali Flower: A spiritual journey through India 28 Jun 2010
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Bengali Flower provides it's readers with a full taste of India and Bangladesh. With Rabindranath Tagore's poetry as the centerpiece, the author lays out a road map that takes its reader on an historical, geographical, cultural, religious, and artistic journey through the region. The poetry is beautiful in its simplicity and expression of nature and of daily life and of children and of childhood dreams. The use of biblical scripture ties differing cultures together at a human and spiritual level. A wonderful book for anyone who enjoys poetry, scripture or wishes to learn more about the people of India and Bangladesh. Great resource for a student book report.
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