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Dak Ghar Bollywood fim based on an eponymous play by Rabindranath Tagore. Yeats produced an English-language version of the play and also wrote a preface to it. It was performed in English for the first time in by the Irish Theatre in London with Tagore himself in the attendance. The Bengali original was staged in Calcutta in It also had a successful run in Germany with performances in concentration camps during World War II. Amal, a young boy with an incurable disease is trapped inside the house by the local pandit-doctor's orders.
He spends the day chattering with passersby and villagers while daydreaming about those encounters later. When the chowkidar tells him the new building across the road from his house is a new Post Office belonging the Raja, Amal starts fantasising about visiting the King beyond the hills, and getting a letter or delivering the letters going all around, setting out from the confine of his house.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 1 August Memsaab Story. Prefaces and introductions: uncollected prefaces and introductions by Yeats to works by other authors and to anthologies edited by Yeats.
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The Post Office
It concerns Amal, a child confined to his adoptive uncle's home by an incurable disease. Andrew Robinson and Krishna Dutta note that the play "continues to occupy a special place in [Tagore's] reputation, both within Bengal and in the wider world. Amal stands in Madhav's courtyard and talks to passers-by, and asks in particular about the places they go. The construction of a new post office nearby prompts the imaginative Amal to fantasize about receiving a letter from the King or being his postman. The village headman mocks Amal, and pretends the illiterate child has received a letter from the king promising that his royal physician will come to attend him. The physician really does come, with a herald to announce the imminent arrival of the king; Amal, however, dies as Sudha comes to bring him flowers. Yeats was the first person to produce an English-language version of the play; he also wrote a preface to it.