Mashi and Other Stories, Rabindranath Tagore
Mashi and Other Stories
Rabindranath Tagore
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Mashi and Other Stories is a collection of fourteen stories by Sir Rabindranath Tagore. Tagore was a Bengali polymath – poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer and painter. He effectively invented the Bengali-language short story genre, as he began his career in short stories in 1877—when he was only sixteen.

Mashi
and Other Stories

by
Sir Rabindranath Tagore


Mashi

I

‘Mashi!’

‘Try to sleep, Jotin, it is getting late.’

‘Never mind if it is. I have not many days left. I was thinking thatMani should go to her father’s house. — I forget where he is now.’

‘Sitarampur.’

‘Oh yes! Sitarampur. Send her there. She should not remain any longernear a sick man. She herself is not strong.’

‘Just listen to him! How can she bear to leave you in this state?’

‘Does she know what the doctors —— ?’

‘But she can see for herself! The other day she cried her eyes out atthe merest hint of having to go to her father’s house.’

We must explain that in this statement there was a slight distortionof truth, to say the least of it. The actual talk with Mani was asfollows: —

‘I suppose, my child, you have got some news from your father? Ithought I saw your cousin Anath here.’

‘Yes! Next Friday will be my little sister’s annaprashan ceremony. So I’m thinking —— ’

‘All right, my dear. Send her a gold necklace. It will please yourmother.’

‘I’m thinking of going myself. I’ve never seen my little sister, andI want to ever so much.’

‘Whatever do you mean? You surely don’t think of leaving Jotin alone?Haven’t you heard what the doctor says about him?’

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