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Rabindranath Tagore


Rabindranath Tagore was born Calcutta, West Bengal on 1861 to Maharishi Debendranath Tagore, a well known Hindu reformer and Shrimati Sharada Devi. Tagore was home schooled. He was taught in Bengali, with English lessons in the afternoon. Rabindranath Tagore went to St Xavier's Jesuit school, but found the conventional system of education stifling. He began writing poetry by the age of eight.

His father wanted him to become a barrister and he was sent to England. In 1879, Tagore enrolled at University College, at London. However, his father forced him to return to India in 1880. Tagore's family chose his bride, an almost illiterate girl of ten named Bhabatarini (renamed Mrinalini), whom he married in 1883.

His earliest poetic collections Manasi (l890), Chitra (1895) and Sonar Tari (1895) used colloquial Bengali instead of the usual archaic literary form. In 1901 he founded the famous Shantiniketan near Calcutta. This was designed to provide a traditional ashram and Western education. He began with 5 pupils and 5 teachers (three of whom were Christian). His ideals were simplicity of living and the cultivation of beauty.

In 1912, Tagore visited Britain again and his own English translation of Gitanjali was published under Yeats' auspices. A lecture tour of Britain and the USA followed. In 1913, he was awarded the famous Nobel Prize and used the prize money to improve his school at Shantiniketan.

Tagore passed away in 1941.

Books by Rabindranath Tagore
The Tagore Omnibus: Volume 1 by Rabindranath TagoreThe Tagore Omnibus: Volume 1 by Rabindranath Tagore
This collector's edition of Rabindranath Tagore's novels in English translation brings together the writer's best-known novels in two omnibus volumes. The first volume features three novels-Chokher Read More...
Pages: 726
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Tagore Birthday Book: Selected from the English Works of Rabindranath by Rabindranath TagoreTagore Birthday Book: Selected from the English Works of Rabindranath by Rabindranath Tagore
This book contains selected English writings of Rabindranath Tagore and was first published in 1928. It was edited by C.F. Andrews, who was a confidante of both Tagore and Gandhi. The book opens Read More...
Pages: 225
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Selected Short Stories by Rabindranath TagoreSelected Short Stories by Rabindranath Tagore
This is a classic collection of stories by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore on Bengal, Hinduism, social issues, caste. with critical introduction by Wailliam Radice.
Pages: 322
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Rabindranath Tagore Collected Stories by Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore Collected Stories by Rabindranath Tagore
This collection contains some of the gems by Rabindranath Tagore, who undoubtedly put India on the literary map of the world. These stories hold the readers enthrall from the opening sentence itself, bringing Read More...
Pages: 159

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Hungry Stones And Other Stories by Rabindranath TagoreHungry Stones And Other Stories by Rabindranath Tagore
Tagore was the first modern Bengali short story writer. He wrote well over a hundred stories. He created stories from his own experience - love, social relationships, the correspondence between man and Read More...
Pages: 200

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Home and the World by Rabindranath TagoreHome and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
Home and the World (Ghare Baire) is the story set against the backdrop of the partition of Bengal by the British in 1905. It is the story of a young liberal-minded zamindar Nikhilesh, his educated and Read More...
Pages: 216
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Gora by Rabindranath TagoreGora by Rabindranath Tagore
Nobel Prize-winning author Rabindranath Tagore's most ambitious work Gora unfolds against the vast, dynamic backdrop of Bengal under British rule, a divided society struggling to envisage Read More...
Pages: 517
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Gitanjali-Songs Offering by Rabindranath TagoreGitanjali-Songs Offering by Rabindranath Tagore
A Collection of Prose Translations made by the author from the original Bengali. Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 for this book of prose. Tagore's poems are devotions, mystical, Read More...
Pages: 120

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Farewell Song by Rabindranath TagoreFarewell Song by Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore reinvented the Bengali novel with Farewell Song, blurring the lines between prose and poetry and creating an effervescent blend of romance and satire. Through Amit and Labanya and a Read More...
Pages: 162

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