Presenting a range of Rabindranath Tagore’s creative works, this book offers translations of short stories, essays, poems, memoirs, songs and plays from his vast corpus to highlight the debates on feminism and gender identity that are relevant even today. There is rich cultural interplay as Tagore muses over the contrasting social position of women in the ‘East’ and the ‘West’ and wonders about the possibility of balancing freedom and responsibility, individuation and collective beliefs. He relies on Indian traditions to understand them in the context of domestic ethics, marital institutions, parenting, empowerment, aesthetics and gender politics. The feminine imaginary of Tagore encompasses several contemporary issues in global India. The editor establishes the search for Tagore’s engagement with the feminine as subject and agency, character and voice, philosophy and politics in this book. In association with already published translations, the book urges readers towards fresh insights and some new translations.