The Golpoguchchho (Bunch of Stories) was written in Tagores Sabuj Patra period, which lasted from 1914 to 1917 and was named for another of his magazines. These yarns are celebrated fare in Bengali fiction and are commonly used as plot fodder by Bengali film and theatre. The Ray film Charulata echoed the controversial Tagore novella Nastanirh (The Broken Nest). In Atithi, which was made into another film, the little Brahmin boy Tarapada shares a boat ride with a village zamindar. The boy relates his flight from home and his subsequent wanderings. Taking pity, the elder adopts him, he fixes the boy to marry his own daughter. The night before his wedding, Tarapada runs offagain. Strir Patra (The Wifes Letter) is an early treatise in female emancipation. Mrinal is wife to a Bengali middle class man prissy, preening, and patriarchal. Travelling alone she writes a letter, which comprehends the story. She details the pettiness of a life spent entreating his viraginous virility, she ultimately gives up married life, proclaiming, Amio bachbo. Ei bachlum And I shall live. Here, I live.Haimanti assails Hindu arranged marriage and spotlights their often dismal domesticity, the hypocrisies plaguing the Indian middle classes, and how Haimanti, a young woman, due to her insufferable sensitivity and free spirit, foredid herself. In the last passage Tagore blasts the reification of Sitas self immolation attempt, she had meant to appease her consort Ramas doubts of her chastity. Musalmani Didi eyes recrudescent Hindu Muslim tensions and, in many ways, embodies the essence of Tagores humanism. The somewhat auto referential Darpaharan describes a fey young man who harbours literary ambitions. Though he loves his wife, he wishes to stifle her literary career, deeming it unfeminine. In youth Tagore likely agreed with him. Darpaharan depicts the final humbling of the man as he ultimately acknowledges his wifes talents. As do many other Tagore stories, Jibito o Mrito equips Bengalis with a ubiquitous epigram Kadombini moriya proman korilo she more naiKadombini died, thereby proving that she hadnt.