TAGORE, Rabindranath.

Chitra.

A play in one act.

London: The India Society, 1913 Stock Code: 145050
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First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies (of which 250 were for sale), and now scarce. This romantic mythical drama concerning the love story of Chitra and Arjuna was published in English in the year that Tagore received the Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first non-Westerner to be awarded it. The story is drawn from the epic Mahabharata, and the play was staged without scenery, with the actors surrounded by the audience. The list of characters in this publication glosses the deity Madana as equivalent to Eros.

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Description

Octavo. Original white buckram, titles to front board and spine gilt, top edge gilt.

Condition

Some toning to spine and minor marks to cloth, sound and internally fresh, very good.

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