Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) was a poet, playwright, novelist, musician and artist. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 for the English version of his collection of poetry, Gitanjali, published in 1912. Tagore's other well-known works include Ghare Baire (novel), Golpo Gucchho (short stories), Rabindra Sangeet (songs) and Jana Gana Mana (India's national anthem). This classic collection contains 18 hand-picked stories penned by the master storyteller translated from Bengali to English. They evoke the emotions of love, pain, pleasure and longing and bring to light the social heirarchy and the customs, ritual and beliefs of the people of India in the pre-Independence era. The stories are sure to capture the fascination of readers, young and old alike.