Rabindranath Tagore (Thakur) Great Poet & Author of India

His remarkable poetry book Gitanjali, most famous book Rabindra Rachanabali.

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Rabindranath Tagore (Thakur), Great Poet & Author of India.

Rabindranath Tagore is one of the great poet and Author in India and worldwide also. He was known as Rabindra nath Thakur. He was born on 7th of May in 1861. Maharshi Debendranath Tagore was his father and Sarada Devi was his mother. He was a great Author, musician and painter in Asia. He took his early education at home under private teachers and never attended school however went to England for higher studies. He started writing poems at his early age of eight. His poetry was published under the pseudonym Bhanushingho (Sun Lion) when he was just sixteen. He went to England in 1878 to study law however returned India before completing to pursue the career as a poet and writer. He became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature (Gitanjali translate into English) in 1913. His song poetic songs were viewed as spiritual and mercurial. He wrote many elegant prose and magical poetry. His remarkable poetry book Gitanjali and most famous book Rabindra Rachanabali. He was well known mostly for his poetry.

He translated his work Gitanjali into English during the long sea journey to England. He was awarded with the Nobel Prize for literature within the year his Gitanjali was published. He has mentioned the mysticism and sentimental beauty of Indian culture in his writing for which a non-westerner was honored with prestigious award first time. Together with being a renowned poet, he was also a genius, writer, novelist, visual artist, composer, playwright, and a philosopher. He knew well how to command over language while writing poem or stories. He was a good philosopher through which he influenced a huge range of Indian people during the freedom struggle.

His contribution towards the Indian literature is very vast and unforgettable. Two of the songs from his Rabindrasangeet are more famous as they have been national anthem of two countries such as “Amar Shonary Bangla” (national anthem of Bangladesh) and “Jana Gana Mana” (national anthem of India). His creative writings, whether in the form of poem or stories, are unchallenged even today. Perhaps he was the first who bridge the gap between west and east through his effective writings.

Another composition of him was Puravi in which he mentioned Evening Songs and Morning Songs under many subjects like social, moral, cultural, religious, political, etc. Manasi was written by him in 1890 in which he collected some social and poetical poems. Most of his writings were based on the life of people of Bengal. Another writing named Galpaguccha was a collection of stories based on the poverty, backwardness, and illiteracy of the Indian people. Other poetry collections are like Sonar Tari, Kalpana, Chitra, Naivedya, etc and novels are like Gora, Chitrangda and Malini, Binodini and Nauka Dubai, Raja and Rani, etc. He was very religious and spiritual man which helped him a lot in the days of crisis. He was a great educationist thus he founded an abode of peace, a unique university named Santiniketan. He died on 7th of August in 1941 in Kolkata before seeing the India’s independence.

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