By Rabindranath Tagore
Riche brahmane, Bhupati n’a nul besoin de se mêler des affaires du monde. Il consacre pourtant sa vie au magazine anglophone et progressiste qu’il a fondé. Accaparé par son travail, il délaisse sa femme, los angeles belle et jeune Chârulatâ. Entourée de domestiques, maintenue dans los angeles désinvolture de l’enfance, Chârulatâ s’ennuie.
Bhupati confie à son cousin Amal, étudiant qu’il héberge, le soin de l. a. distraire par des cours particuliers. Traditionnellement acceptée dans los angeles société indienne, cette intimité avec le jeune beau-frère prend peu à peu un travel passionné. Ensemble ils partagent leur envie d’écrire sans être lus.
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), l’un des plus grands écrivains indiens du xxe siècle, a reçu le prix Nobel de littérature en 1913. Poète, romancier, dramaturge, musicien, acteur, peintre a lutté pour l’indépendance de l’Inde, contre los angeles partition du Bengale, et a soutenu le mouvement de Gandhi. Chârulatâ est paru pour l. a. première fois en français aux éditions Zulma en 2009.
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