Baaghbaan/The Gardener marks the irresistible coming together of two giants of poetry: Rabindranath Tagore and Gulzar. Drawing on some of Tagore's most well-known poetry collections - Chitra, Kshanika, Sonar Tari - Gulzar's translation provides a whole new insight to the Bard of Bengal. Including the original in Bengali and Tagore's own English translations of the same, this is a collector's edition. A must for all lovers of poetry and literature.
Rabindranath Tagore, India's most well-known poet and litterateur and arguably the finest Bengali poet ever, reshaped Bengali literature and music. He became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.Gulzar, an acclaimed film-maker, lyricist and author, he is the recipient of a number of Filmfare and National Awards, the Oscar for Best Lyricist and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.Gulzar (b. 1934) is one of Indias leading poets; he has published a number of volumes of poetry and fiction (several of which are available in translation) and is also regarded as one of the countrys finest writers for children. A greatly respected scriptwriter and film director, he has been one of the most popular lyricists in mainstream Hindi cinema, gaining international fame when he won an Oscar and a Grammy for the song Jai ho. Gulzar received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2002, the Padma Bhushan in 2004, and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2014. He lives and works in Mumbai.