Author : Ravindranath Tagore
Translator : K. Chellappan
Gora is the fifth in order of writing and the largest of Rabindranath Tagore’s twelve novels. It is an epic of India in translation at a crucial period of modern history, when the social conscience and intellectual awareness of the new intelligentsia were in the throes of a great churning. No other book gives so masterly an analysis of the complex of Indian social life with its teeming contradictions, or of the character of Indian nationalism which draws its roots from renascent Hinduism and stretches out its arms towards universal humanism.