This is a breath-taking collection of life poems that is sure to pull at your heart-strings. The verses, which take the form of personal musings, chart a variegated course through the eternal emotions of love, sorrow, honour and betrayal. Many of the poems in The Fugitive are personal narratives of Tagore's: his travels through the Bengali countryside, his tender interactions with his daughter, and his love for Nature and the Supreme Spirit. Tagore writes in a simple, easy to follow style and yet manages to capture beautifully the most complex of emotions. It is easy to lose one's heart in his words because they ring so true - drawn from the well of his own life experiences and perhaps of those around him.