Fire of Bengal

Author: Rózsa Hajnóczy

Language: English

Summary: This Book plunges the reader into the midst of life in Rabindranath Tagore`S Santiniketan during the late 1920. Rozsa Hajnoczy, wife of a Hungarian professor kept a Journal of her impressions during their three year stay at the ashram. After her death in 1942 this was published in Budapest and became one of the classic of modern Hungarian literature. Source: Google Books.

Reader’s review:  A memoir in journal form written between 1929 and 1931. Not set in Bangladesh (which didn’t exist at the time), but in what is now the Indian part of Bengal, in Nobel Prize winning Rabindranath Tagore’s ashram in Santiniketan. The author was the wife of a Hungarian Professor of Islamic studies who was invited by Tagore to work at his university.  A classic of modern Hungarian literature, this makes fascinating reading as the author is incredibly candid…and way ahead of her times. Not brilliantly edited, but well worth reading. (Paola)

Link: Find it on Amazon

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