Khirer Putul (ক্ষীরের
is an all time favorite children's classic by Abanindranath
Tagore, who ushered in the modern art movement in Bengal. His
writings for children are a distinctive class by themselves.
Khirer Putul is a simple and touching tale about the sugar doll,
the fate of Duorani, a tricky and extraordinary monkey's
was the principal artist of the Bengal school and the first major
exponent of swadeshi values in Indian art. He was also a noted
writer. He was popularly known as 'Aban Thakur'. Abanindranath
Tagore was born in Jorasanko, Calcutta, to Gunendranath Tagore.
His grandfather was Girindranath Tagore, the second son of Prince
Dwarkanath Tagore. He is a member of the distinguished Tagore
family, and a nephew of the poet Rabindranath Tagore. His grandfather
and his elder brother Gaganendranath Tagore were also artists.