[COMPLETE] Glimpses of Bengal by Rabindranath Tagore - dc

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Post by bhavya » January 19th, 2019, 9:41 pm

Glimpses of Bengal by Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941).

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The book is a selection of letters written by Tagore, in various places in Bengal,India. ( )
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Last edited by bhavya on January 20th, 2019, 4:19 am, edited 4 times in total.

bhavya
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Post by bhavya » January 19th, 2019, 9:44 pm

Hello,
I will be adding on to the summary before I complete the project.. also there is no link wiki page for this book.

I also have another doubt: how many sections would be needed? Each place has its own letter, and some places have multiple letters, so should I group those places together or shall I individually allot each letter a section?

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Post by silverquill » January 19th, 2019, 9:58 pm

If you need a DPL for this project, I'd be glad to help out.
I was in West Bengal briefly last year. I hope to go back, but that remains to be seen.
Of course, I didn't visit any of the places mentioned in this book.

Just my opinion concerning sections, if I were creating this project:

I would definitely combine the letters, since some of the are quite short.
I find 2,000 words to be a comfortable reading length, but you can go shorter of longer as you see fit. This also makes it easier for the listener -- not to have sections that are too long or too short. I would say to keep them under 30 minutes. So, some sections would have fewer letters than others depending on their length, and sections will vary in length, of course. I would label your sections just Part One, Part Two, etc. and just read the letter headings.

So, just one person's opinion, for what its worth.
I'll keep a watch in this in case I'm needed, but I'll be on another trip next week, this time to Haiti.

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Post by bhavya » January 19th, 2019, 10:24 pm

silverquill wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 9:58 pm
If you need a DPL for this project, I'd be glad to help out.
I was in West Bengal briefly last year. I hope to go back, but that remains to be seen.
Of course, I didn't visit any of the places mentioned in this book.

Just my opinion concerning sections, if I were creating this project:

I would definitely combine the letters, since some of the are quite short.
I find 2,000 words to be a comfortable reading length, but you can go shorter of longer as you see fit. This also makes it easier for the listener -- not to have sections that are too long or too short. I would say to keep them under 30 minutes. So, some sections would have fewer letters than others depending on their length, and sections will vary in length, of course. I would label your sections just Part One, Part Two, etc. and just read the letter headings.

So, just one person's opinion, for what its worth.
I'll keep a watch in this in case I'm needed, but I'll be on another trip next week, this time to Haiti.
Thank you! I'd love to have you as DPL :)

So, I decided to group the same places together, then I would have approx. 38 sections.

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Post by craigdav1 » January 20th, 2019, 7:54 am

MW coming up.

edit: Let me know if any changes are needed. Dividing the text geographically, while creating some short sections, does create a structure for the listener (new section = new location). I would though recommend using the shorter intro after the first section. Have fun.

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Post by bhavya » January 20th, 2019, 8:05 am

craigdav1 wrote:
January 20th, 2019, 7:54 am
MW coming up.
Thank you! I will fill in the sections soon.

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Post by silverquill » January 20th, 2019, 8:12 am

bhavya wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 10:24 pm

So, I decided to group the same places together, then I would have approx. 38 sections.
I hope that doesn't mean that you'll be skipping around in the text.
I think it is important to keep the sections in the order as written.
Jumping around would be very confusing.

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Post by bhavya » January 20th, 2019, 8:23 am

silverquill wrote:
January 20th, 2019, 8:12 am
bhavya wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 10:24 pm

So, I decided to group the same places together, then I would have approx. 38 sections.
I hope that doesn't mean that you'll be skipping around in the text.
I think it is important to keep the sections in the order as written.
Jumping around would be very confusing.
Oh no, there is no jumping around. They will come in the order they appear in.

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Post by craigdav1 » January 20th, 2019, 8:31 am

I can delete the last section if it is not needed. Just make a request.

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Post by bhavya » January 20th, 2019, 8:56 am

craigdav1 wrote:
January 20th, 2019, 8:31 am
I can delete the last section if it is not needed. Just make a request.
I will recheck the chapters again and then make a request.
Thanks.

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Post by craigdav1 » January 20th, 2019, 9:30 am

bhavya wrote:
January 20th, 2019, 8:56 am
I will recheck the chapters again and then make a request.
Thanks.
If you inadvertently skipped a letter you can "drag and drop" the empty section to the appropriate location (e.g. between sections 15 and 16). The sections will then renumber and be sequential again.

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Post by bhavya » January 21st, 2019, 5:38 am

I still can't figure out which letter I missed, so I will keep the extra section and use it as the book progresses.

Thanks,
Bhavya

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Post by craigdav1 » January 21st, 2019, 6:12 am

Moving to Going Solo forum.

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Post by bhavya » January 21st, 2019, 9:19 pm

Introduction is ready for PL!

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Post by silverquill » January 21st, 2019, 9:42 pm

bhavya wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 9:19 pm
Introduction is ready for PL!
Great! I wanted to get this first one done before I leave, and am glad to report it as PL OK!
Really looking forward to listening to you read this book. :thumbs:

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