Remembering the – first non-European Nobel prize winner for literature – Rabindranath Tagore – celebrating 162nd birth anniversary
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Today we are celebrating the birth anniversary of – Nobel prize winner – Rabindranath Tagore
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still darkRabindranath Tagore
About Rabindranath Tagore
- He was born on 7th may 1861 in Kolkata, West Bengal.
- As per Bengali Calendar, Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti is celebrated on 25th day of Boisakh, which is going to occur on May 9, 2023
- This year, we are celebrating his 162nd birth anniversary
- Rabindranath Tagore FRAS was a Bengali, who worked as a poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer and painter.
- He was also known as polymath.
- A polymath is an individual whose knowledge spans a substantial number of subjects, known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems
- His fathers name was Debendranath Tagore.
- His mothers name was Sarada devi.
- He was best known as a Poet.
- Rabindranath Tagore was an iconic figure in the Indian cultural renaissance.
- In 1901 Tagore moved to santiniketan to found an ashram with a marble-floored prayer hall—The mandir —an experimental school, groves of trees, gardens, a library.
- There his wife and two of his childrens died.
- His father died in 1905.
- He received monthly payments as part of his inheritance and income from the Maharaja of Tripura, sales of his family’s jewellery, his seaside bungalow in Puri, and a derisory 2,000 rupees in book royalties.
- He gained Bengali and foreign readers alike; he published Naivedya (1901) and Kheya (1906) and translated poems into free verse.
- In 1912, Tagore translated his 1910 work Gitanjali into English.
- He wrote the national anthem of two countries India and Bangladesh.
- Tagore opposed imperialism and supported Indian nationalists, and these views were first revealed in Manast, which was mostly composed in his twenties.
- He got a Nobel prize for literature.
- On 25 March 2004, Tagore’s Nobel Prize was stolen from the safety vault of the Visva-Bharati University, along with several other of his belongings.
- He got another prize known as Knighthood.
- Tagore renounced his Knighthood in response to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919.
- Some books written by Rabindra Nath Tagore is Geetanjali , Stray birds , The post office
- He died on August 7, 1941, Kolkata
- He was known by sobriquets: Gurudeb, Kobiguru, Biswokobi
You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the waterRabindranath Tagore
A poem of Rabindranath Tagore
Few achievements of Rabindranath Tagore
- In 1913 he became first non-European and the first lyricist to won a Nobel Prize for Literature for his collection of poetry named ‘Gitanjali’
- He wrote National Anthem of India and Bangladesh.
- He also contributed in National Anthem of Sri Lanka.
- He was only the person who wrote National Anthems of more than one country.
- He is widely regarded as the greatest modern Indian poet.
- He was awarded an honorary degree by oxford University.
- He founded the Visva Bharati University.
- He was also an Influential artist.
- He introduced the short story genre to Bengali literature.
Few Famous books of Rabindranath Tagore
- The Kabuliwala
Thank you !!
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