Chirakumar Sabha: The Bachelor's Club: A Comedy in Five Acts (Paperback)

Chirakumar Sabha: The Bachelor's Club: A Comedy in Five Acts By Rabindranath Tagore, Sukhendu Ray Cover Image

Chirakumar Sabha: The Bachelor's Club: A Comedy in Five Acts (Paperback)

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Set in Calcutta in the early nineteenth century, the play Chirakumar Sabha (The Bachelors' Club), originally written by Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), is neatly aimed at matrimony and against celibacy. Calcutta was the capital of British India then. Members of Chirakumar Sabha have vowed to remain unmarried throughout life. The Club is headed by Chandrababu, a professor, who lives with his niece, Nirmala, and at whose house the meetings of Chirakumar Sabha are held. The coup de grace comes when the sole survivor, Purna, falls for Chandrababu's niece. A hilarious account of a group of bachelors eventually getting married in due course, this translation from the Bengali original by Sukhendu Ray captures the spirit of the original play while retaining its readability.
Rabindranath Tagore was a writer and Nobel Laureate. Sukhendu Ray is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales. Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), acclaimed poet, playwright, short story writer, and novelist, wrote successfully in almost all literary genres including musical drama, dance drama, essay, travel diary, and autobiography. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. His composition, Jana Gana Mana, is recognized as the National Anthem of India. Sukhendu Ray, well-known translator, is the translator of Tales from Thakurmar Jhuli: Twelve Stories from Bengal (OUP, 2012) and Three Novellas: Nashtanir, Dui Bon, Malancha (OUP, 2010).
Product Details ISBN: 9780198099444
ISBN-10: 0198099444
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: September 1st, 2015
Pages: 212
Language: English