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    Boyhood Days (Puffin Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Rabindranath Tagore, Translated by Radha Chakravarty, Introduction by Amartya K. Sen

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    Description'I was then about seven or eight. I had no useful role to play in this world; and that old palki, too, had been dismissed from all forms of useful employment...' Hidden inside an ancient palanquin on a hot, lonely afternoon, a young boy sets off on an imaginary adventure. He encounters gangs of bandits, arrives at palaces where kings bathe in sandalwood-scented water, and the hunter accompanying him gets rid of the tiger lurking in the forest with a bang! of his gun. The boy, gifted with a vivid imagination and a sensitive mind, grew up to become one of India's greatest poets and thinkers. In Boyhood Days, Rabindranath Tagore recounts his growing up years with gentle wit and humour. He describes life in nineteenth-century Kolkata when the only light in the evening came from castor-oil lamps; when hackney carriages raced through the city's streets and women travelled in palanquins to the Ganga for their bath.


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    Title
    Boyhood Days
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rabindranath Tagore, Translated by Radha Chakravarty, Introduction by Amartya K. Sen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 127 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143330219
    ISBN 10: 0143330217
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DQ
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: GBCS
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 62
    B&T Approval Code: A24560000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 805
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 891/.4414
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PK1725.T3 A435 2007
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DNT, GBCS
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
    Publication date
    09 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New Delhi
    Author Information
    Rabindranath Tagore was one of India's greatest poets and thinkers. He received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913.