Patraput ( Bengali Edition ) (Paperback)
Published in 1935 in the translated form Patraput is one the last collections of poetry of Tagore. The literal meaning of the title is "a cup of leaves." The poems in this collection are the leaves shed by the poet's tree of life during his old age. The collection Patraput is a reminder of poet's mortality and the ever present balance of life and death.
Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 - 7 August 1941) was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse,"he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Tagore's poetic songs were viewed as spiritual and mercurial; however, his "elegant prose and magical poetry" remain largely unknown outside Bengal.He is sometimes referred to as "the Bard of Bengal."