Tagore's Stree now in Hebrew
Stree, a collection of stories by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, would now be available in Hebrew languageUpdated: Apr 05, 2006 16:15 IST
Stree, a collection of stories by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, would now be available in Hebrew language.
Translated into Hebrew and published by local Sa'ar Publishing House, the book was released here in presence of hundreds of India enthusiasts, including India's Ambassador to Tel Aviv, Arun Kumar Singh.
The Hebrew edition, titled She, carries all the stories in the original Bengali version.
"I think Rabindranath Tagore is the best Indian author of the last century. He won the Nobel and I see him as a great philosopher," Sa'ar Ganoch, the Director of the publishing house, told PTI.
"The stories in the book are a sensitive depiction of the real life in India and especially women. The topic is dear to my heart and so we chose this as the first Tagore work for publication," Ganoch said explaining the choice of the book.
Calling himself an "India lover", he said his publication house is working on two more India-related books which again will have connection to Tagore. A book titled, Mystic Moods, which is a translation of Tagore's works and a coffee table book with photographic collection of "beautiful divergent face of India" will soon be published, Ganoch added.
The books with photos will be accompanied by some of the famous sayings of Mahatma Gandhi and Tagore, he said.
First Published: Apr 05, 2006 14:53 IST