The Telegraph
Friday , June 13 , 2014

The evening listens

On most Sundays, a friend and I switch off our phones in the morning to sit and read together a few pages from Rabindranath Tagore’s Chhinnapatra. Translation’s impossible choices begin, in this case, with the title. It could mean scattered leaves, torn-out pages, or torn-up letters. In this ...   | Read..
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