Bhool Swarga (The Wrong Heaven) by Rabindranath Tagore

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Story Title: Bhool Swarga (The Wrong Heaven)
Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Storyteller: Mahua Bose (English), Jayita Lahiri (Bengali)
Language: Benagli and English
Illustration: Heavenly sounds by Sandy Damon
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“The man was quite a loafer. He did not have any work to do, but had lots of hobbies.
He used to pour earth into little wooden moulds and decorate them with oyster-shells. From a distance it looked like a hazy picture with a flight of birds in it; or like an uneven field with cattle grazing; or maybe like an undulating hilly landscape with a stream or a hikers’ path running across it.

His folks used to rebuke him. Sometimes he also thought that he would give up all these crazy ideas. But craziness refused to leave him alone.”

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  1. Took a deep breadth after listening to this and sat still for a while doing nothing 🙂
    I think we have forgotten how to do that…loved it.

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