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Greatest writer in modern Indian literature, Bengali poet, novelist, educator, and an early advocate of Independence chelebelq India.

Tagaore won the Nobel Prize for Literature in Two years later he was awarded the knighthood, but he surrendered it in as a protest against the Massacre of Amritsar, where British troops killed chslebela Indian demonstrators.

Tagore’s influence over Gandhi and the founders of modern India was enormous, but his reputation in the West as a mystic has perhaps mislead his Western readers to ignore his role as a reformer and critic of colonialism. Rabindranath Tagore was born in Calcutta into a wealthy and prominent family. His father was Maharishi Debendranath Tagore, rabindrabath religious reformer and scholar.

Tagore’s grandfather had established a huge financial empire for himself.

Rabindranath Tagore

He helped a number of public projects, such as Calcutta Medical College. The Tagores tried to combine traditional Indian culture with Western ideas; all the children contributed significantly to Bengali literature and culture.

However, in My Reminiscences Tagore mentions that it was not until the age of ten when he started to use socks and shoes. And servants beat the children regularly. Tagore, the youngest, started to compose poems at the age of eight. Tagore received his early education first from tutors and then at a variety of schools.

Among them were Bengal Academy where he studied history and culture. In England Tagore started to compose the poem ‘Bhagna Hridaj’ a broken heart.

Early life of Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindanath Tagore married Mrinalini Devi Raichaudhuri, with whom he had two sons and three daughters. In Tagore moved to East Bengal now Bangladeshwhere he collected local legends and folklore. This was highly productive period in Tagore’s life, and earned him the rather misleading epitaph ‘The Bengali Shelley.

This also was something that was hard to accept among his critics and scholars. Tagore was the first Indian to bring an element of psychological realism to his novels. Between and he published forty-four short stories in Bengali periodical, most of them in the monthly journal Sadhana. Especially Tagore’s short stories influenced deeply Indian Literature.


Chelebela – Kolkata Soundscapes

It describes the oppression of women through the tragedy of the low-caste Rui family. Chandara is a proud, beautiful woman, “buxom, well-rounded, compact and sturdy,” her husband, Chidam, is a farm-laborer, who works in the fields with his brother Dukhiram.

One day when they return home after whole day of toil and humiliation, Dukhiram kills in anger his sloppy and slovenly wife because his food was not ready. To help his brother, Chidam’s tells to police that his wife struck her sister-in-law with the farm-knife. Chandara takes the blame on to herself. My final ties in this life will be with them. Just before the hanging, the doctor says that her husband wants to see her. In Tagore founded a school outside Calcutta, Visva-Bharati, which was dedicated to emerging Western and Indian philosophy and education.

It become a university in He produced poems, novels, stories, a history of India, textbooks, and treatises on pedagogy. Tagore’s wife died inone of his daughters died the next year, and in Tagore lost his younger son. Tagore’s reputation as a writer was established in the United States and in England after the publication of Gitanjali Song Offeringsabout divine and human love. The poems were translated into English by the author himself.

Chelebela ( ছেলেবেলা )

In the introduction from William Cheleblea Yates rabndranath The poems do not seem to have been produced by storm or by ignition, but seem to show the normal habit of his mind.

He is at one with nature, and finds no contradictions. And this is in sharp contrast with the Western mode, where man must be shown attempting to master nature if we are to have “great drama. Much of Tagore’s ideology come from the teaching of the Upahishads and from his own beliefs that God can be found rabindranatb personal purity and service to others.

Hewarned of the dangers of nationalistic thought and stressed the need for new world order based on transnational values and ideas, the “unity consciousness. Following the Bihar earthquake ofwhich killed thousands of people, Gandhi declared that the natural disaster was punishment for the sin of untouchability. Tagore protested, calling the claim irrational. Between the years and he travelled widely.

From his journey to Japan in he produced articles and books. Even before he was invited to Japan, he had formed a friendship with Kakuzo Okakurathe author of The Book of Teaand the president of the National University of Art.

All his life, he was deeply interested in the goings-on in the Western world. On his journeys and lecture tours Tagore attempted to spread the ideal of uniting East and West. While cchelebela Japan he wrote: This calmness and fortitude of body and mind is part of their national self-realization. Tagore met Albert Einstein for the first time in In a conversation at Einstein’s residence in Caputh Tagore argued that Truth is not rabindranaath of Man. Einstein’s reply was that “if there a reality independent of man there is also a truth relative to this reality.


Tagore wrote his most important works in Bengali, but he often translated his poems into English. At the age of 70 Tagore took up painting.

He was also a composer, settings hundreds of poems to music. Many of his poems are actually songs, and inseparable from their music. Tagore’s ‘Our Golden Bengal’ became the national anthem of Bangladesh. Only hours before he died on August 7, inTagore dictated his last poem. His written production, still not completely collected, fills nearly 30 substantial volumes.

Tagore remained a well-known author in the West until the end of the s. Though his popularity has waned, his many writings continue to be read and translated. A Chinese translation of Stray Birdsmade by Feng Hcelebela, was withdrawn in by the publisher, because it took great liberties with the original text, containing lines such as “The world unzipped his pants in front of his lover”.

Choose another writer in this calendar: Oh, grant me my prayer that I may never lose touch of the one in the play of the many. Banerjee ; R abindranath Tagore by B. Rabindranzth ; Rabindranath Tagore by S. Ghose ; The Unversal Man by S.

Chattopadhyay ; Sir Rabindranath Tagore by K. Ramaswami Sastri ; Gandhi and Tagore by D. Atkinson ; Rabindranath Tagore by K.

Basak ; Rabindranath Tagore by E. Thompson ; S ocial Thought of Rabindranath Tagore: Gosling Selected works: Drummond, – Haaksirikko suom.

Hollo, Sarodotsav, – Autumn Festival tr. Chinnapatrabali, – Glimpses of Bengal: Tagore – Rakkauden laulu suom. Hannele Pohjanmies, Sadhana: Twenty-Two Poems, translated by E. Kripalani, Mahua, – The Herald of Spring tr.

Prayers of Rabindranath Tagore, selected and edited by Herbert F. Vetter The Mahatma and the Poet: Rabimdranath and Debates between Gandhi and Tagore,compiled and edited with an introduction by Sabyasachi Bhattacharya Talks in China, rev.