Devotion is dedication of the self to the All Serene. To Rabindranath
Tagore, it is more than mere dedication. It is a vrata to be in perfect unison
with the Vratapati, the Lord of askance in sincerity, purity and poignance.
To be christened with the spirituality of Tagore in the most intrinsic and poignant pattern is to muse and re-muse his devotional songs, and in doing so, one cannot but discover within oneself the lotus-land of spiritual excellence. Indeed, somewhere in the heartland of everyone lurks the unending beckoning of the All Beautiful.
Here are a hundred devotional songs of Rabindranath representing prayer and worship with diverse dimensiions of joy, sorrow, awakening, introspection, aspiration, resolution and so on to encounter the All Beautiful.
Hitherto unknown to the national and the global lovers and appreciators of Tagore due to language-constraints, A Hundred Devotional Songs of Tagore, the first of its kind in India and abroad, might be a resourceful and thrilling companion to the study of and quest for devotion.
About the Author:
Mohit Chakrabarti, D.Litt., is a teacher of English at Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan. He has participated in so many national and international conferences. Mohit Chakrabarti is a regular contributor to the studies and researches being held on Rabindranath Tagor, Mahatama Gandhi and Swami Vivekanand. He has a number of books to his credit and has also got National Award.
"...a handiwork for understanding the poetic genius and spirituality of the
poet, ...The selection of the Bengali songs and their English versification
deserve the poet Mohit Chakrabarti admiration and hankfulness." - SVU Ooriental