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Remembering Rabindranath Tagore's work

  • Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel Prize, Ranbidra Jayanti, Literature, India, Gitanjali, National Anthem, Bangladesh
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    A pioneer who subtly broke the conventional style and traditional models of writing, Tagore’s style effortlessly travelled to the West. This Nobel Prize winner, who would have turned 154 today, is coveted to have refurbished the landscape of Bengali literature.

  • Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel Prize, Ranbidra Jayanti, Literature, India, Gitanjali, National Anthem, Bangladesh
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    Tagore’s romance with literature and poetry began when he was just 8 years old and at 16, he showcased his first substantial poems. When he turned 20, he penned down his first drama-opera: Valmiki Pratibha (The Genius of Valmiki). Dak Ghar (The Post Office), Raja, Chitrangada and Muktadhara are amongst his famous dramas.

  • Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel Prize, Ranbidra Jayanti, Literature, India, Gitanjali, National Anthem, Bangladesh
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    After his father’s death in 1905, he became heir to his large estates which made him financially sound and stable. By this time, Tagore had written more than thirty poems, drama and fictions, including his major works such as Manasi (1890), Gitanjali (1910), Rabindranath Tagore Life & Noatable Works Literature Gitimalya (1914) and many English and Bengali playa. Gitanjli [Song Offerings] of mystical and devotional songs, was his most acclaimed work and was translated to English in 1912 and eventually won him the Nobel prize for Literature in 1913.

  • Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel Prize, Ranbidra Jayanti, Literature, India, Gitanjali, National Anthem, Bangladesh
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    The author extended his contribution during the Indian Independence Movement and wrote songs and poems galvanizing the movement, though he never directly participated in it.Two famous songs composed by him Amar Shonar Bangala and Jana Gana Mana became a part of the national anthem of Bangladesh and India respectively after their independence. He was the only person to have written the national anthems of two countries

  • Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel Prize, Ranbidra Jayanti, Literature, India, Gitanjali, National Anthem, Bangladesh
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    Rabindranath Tagore wrote eight novels and a number of poems and most of his creations are in the Bangla language. His most acclaimed works in novel genre are Ghare Baire, Shesher Kobita, Char Odhay, Gora, Jogajog, and Dak Ghar. Aside from fictions and autobiographical works, he also wrote essays, lectures and short stories on various topics ranging from history to science and arts.

  • Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel Prize, Ranbidra Jayanti, Literature, India, Gitanjali, National Anthem, Bangladesh
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    Tagore was credited with the culmination of writing short stories as an art, especially in Bengali. “The fruit seller from Kabul” is considered one of the best creations among at least eighty four stories written by him.

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