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Rabindranath Tagore

August 12, 2012

Rabindranath Tagore

The most prolific Indian poets of all time; Rabindranath Tagore is a Nobel laureate, writer, philosopher and ambassador of the Indian culture to the rest of the world. Manasi, Gitanjali and Ghare-Baire are among his important works. Rabindranath Tagore is a world renowned Indian poet, novelist, musician, and playwright who reshaped Bengali literature and music, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His Gitanjali was very well received and he became the first non European, to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.

Besides composing poetry, Rabindranath Tagore was a mesmerizing representative of the Indian culture. Most of his work was written at Shantiniketan which is also known as the Abode of Peace. Through his writings and its impact on students and teachers, he was able to use the school as a base from which he could take a major part in India’s social, political, and cultural movements. He deeply admired Gandhi whom he fondly named ‘Mahatma.

Important works by the author, poet, novelist and musician include One Hundred Poems of Kabir – Rabindranath Tagore, Crescent Moon – Child Poems, Chitra – A Play in One Act, The Fugitive, Sadhana; The Realization of Life, The Hungary Stones and Other Stories, Fruit Gathering, My Reminiscences, Sacrifice & Other Plays.

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