Overview for Mystic Moods: Short Stories of Rabindranath Tagore
Mystic Moods is a myriad collection of short stories evolving out of the mystique pen of Rabindranath Tagore. Through a very mystifying yet magnificent analysis of situations and characters, Tagore has created universal narratives which remain alive forever. The sublimity with which he depicts human emotions, the desire to know the unknown and the fierce spirit of independence which breaks open all kinds of fetters, both social and psychological, perhaps remain unparalled in literature. A certain distinctive mood personifies each of these ten short stories, giving them a quaint flavour. This is what makes this collection Mystic Moods.
Sinjita Gupta (Translator)
Born in Calcutta in 1956 in an illustrious family of Shantiniketan, West Bengal, Sinjiota Gupta did her post-graduation in English literature. She has been an English lecturer in several schools and colleges in Vizaj, Mumbai and Delhi. Sinjita is the daughter of Late Prof. J.M. senguptas, founder statistician of Indian Statistical Institute, and niece of Late Shri Satyen Sen, freedom fighter, writer and winner of Sahitya Academy Award of Bangladesh. Her grandfather, Pandit Kshitimohan Sen, was the vice Chancellor of Viswabharati University and a close consort of Gurudeve Rabindranath Tagore. Her family background and a childhood closely associated with Tagoreâ€™s â€˜Shantiniketanâ€™ has contributed considerably to her present work. As she says, this translation is like a â€˜dream come true and a rediscovery of the great masterâ€™s limitless greatnessâ€™. Sinjita has to her credit several articles and short stories in The Free Press Journal, Asian Age, Indian Express, Mumbai, and The New Natioin Magazine, Dacca, Bangladesh, besides several film reviews and critical essays. For two years she was the editor and coordinator of the Navy Wivesâ€™ Welfare Associationâ€™s newsmagazine Varuni. She has organized, and performed in, social and cultural programmes, and taken part in debates, discussions and talks in The all India Radio. She has also appeared in interviews and womenâ€™s programmes. Her first book, The Bauls of Bengal, was published by Writersâ€™ Workshop, Kolkata. She is married to a seniopr naval officer and is currently residing in New Delhi.