Author(s): Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore is famous for the school and university he founded in the Bengal countryside, but he spent much of his early childhood in Calcutta. Seen through the amused eyes of a precocious young boy, Tagore's memoir describes the joint family he grew up in, the city he played in, and the school he was sent to - much against his will. Boyhood Days is an exquisite portrait of both Tagore's childhood, and his country, India, at a turning point in its history.
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was born in Calcutta. A poet, novelist and composer, Tagore had a profound effect on literature both in India and Europe. Amartya Sen (1933-) is an Indian economist, philosopher, and a winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.