A symbolic play, Red Oleanders is the English translation of Rakta Karabi (1925), which is acclaimed as Tagore's best play. A powerful and poignant play, it describes the conflict between machine and the free human spirit.
One of India's most cherished renaissance figures, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) put India on the literary map of the world when his Gitanjali was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Myriad-minded, he was a poet, short story writer, novelist, dramatist, essayist, painter and composer of songs. His worldwide acclaim as a social, political, religious and aesthetic thinker, innovator in education and a champion of the 'One World' idea makes him a living presence.