Drama[ edit ] Tagore performing the title role in Valmiki Pratibha with his niece Indira Devi as the goddess Lakshmi. Valmiki Pratibha The Genius of Valmiki. A story with borderless appeal—gleaning rave reviews in Europe—Dak Ghar dealt with death as, in Tagore's words, "spiritual freedom" from "the world of hoarded wealth and certified creeds". I can feel him coming nearer and nearer and my heart becomes glad.
Rabindranath Tagore Image via writersmug. The fourteenth child and eighth son of Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi, he grew up surrounded by the artistic and intellectual pursuits of his elders. Young Tagore was a sensitive and interested child who, like his siblings, lived in awe of his father, a pillar of the Hindu reform group Brahmo Samaj.
Like the other Tagore children, he was thoroughly schooled in Bengali language and literature as a foundation for integrating culturally diverse influences, and, throughout his long career, Tagore composed most of his work in Bengali.
Inhe was enrolled in the Oriental Seminary, where he quickly rebelled against formal education. Unhappy, transferring to different schools, Tagore nevertheless became appreciated as a budding poet during this time both in school and at home.
Inhe was withdrawn from school to accompany his father on a tour of northern India and the Himalayas. It also provided his first opportunity to roam in open countryside. Returning to Calcutta, Tagore boycotted school and, from on, was educated at home by tutors and his brothers.
For the next four years, he gave recitations and published stories, essays, and experiments in drama. InTagore went to England to prepare for a career in law at University College, London, but withdrew in and returned to India. Tagore then had a transcendental experience that abruptly changed his work.
His gloomy introspection expanded in bliss and insight into the outer world, and Tagore once again perceived the innocent communion with nature that he had known as a child. This vision was reflected in Prabhat Sangit ; morning songsand his new style was immediately popular.
By his mid-twenties, Tagore had published devotional songs, poetry, drama, and literary criticism and was established as a lyric poet, primarily influenced by the early Vaishnava lyricists of Bengal and by the English Romantics.
Inhe married Mrinalini Devi and continued to reflect his optimism in a burst of creativity that lasted for the next twenty years. During this period, he began to write nonsymbolic drama, and his verse Kari O Komal ; sharps and flats is considered a high point in his early lyrical achievement.
Tagore also wrote short stories—developing the genre in Bengali literature—and in started the monthly journal Sadhana, in which he published some of his work. In addition to literary output, Tagore began to lecture and write on his educational theories and the politics of Bengal, and he came more and more into public life.
Inhe took his family to live in Shelaidaha, planning to spare his children the schooling against which he rebelled by educating them himself. The family soon moved to Santiniketan at Bolpur, where Tagore founded his experimental school, which became a lifelong commitment.
He continued to write ceaselessly during this time: Inhe became editor of The Bengal Review and also launched into a period as a novelist, reflecting the political situation of the time in his work.
Others close to him passed away—his daughter inhis favorite pupil inand his father in —and Tagore experienced a time of withdrawal.
Inhe was pulled back into public life by the division of Bengal. Tagore served as a highly visible leader in the antipartition nationalist movement and composed patriotic prose and songs popular with the people.
Inhowever, concerned about growing violence in the movement and its lack of social reform, Tagore suddenly withdrew from politics and retired to Santiniketan, where he resumed a life of educational and literary activity and meditation.
During this time in relative seclusion, Tagore the individual poet became, more and more, Tagore the universal man.
When next he emerged, it would be to international acclaim. Tagore became known outside India through the influence of the English painter William Rothstein, the organizer of the India Society in London. Tagore and his poetry were introduced to influential critics and writers such as George Bernard Shaw, H.
His reputation spread to Europe and to the United States, where, inhis work appeared in the journal Poetry and a public edition of Gitanjali was published in Inand again inTagore lectured in the United States on religious and social themes, bringing the wisdom of the East to the West in his desire to move the world toward a true humanity.
In November,he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
In December, the University of Calcutta conferred upon him an honorary doctorate of letters, and he was knighted by the British government in Essentially a nonconformist and solitary soul, Tagore believed that he would have no peace from that time on; this, indeed, did prove to be true.
Sudden international recognition brought Tagore intense public response, ranging from adulation to disenchantment, and he was an often misunderstood public figure for the rest of his life.Essays and criticism on Rabindranath Tagore, including the works Gitanjali Song Offerings, The Home and the World, Selected Short Stories - Magill's Survey of World Literature.
ContentsShort Stories, Poems & PlaysGeetanjali ()My Reminiscences ()AnthemsMusic and Artworks Rabindranath Tagore Short Biography Rabindranath Tagore (also known as Rabindranath Thakur) was a prominent Indian poet and author who is one of the most celebrated literary figures of 20th century.
His excellence in literature made Rabindranath Tagore become the first Asian to win the . Rabindranath Tagore. New Delhi: Sahitya Adademi, This short, interesting survey focuses on Tagore’s life and his poetry, drama, short stories, and novels.
The works of Rabindranath Tagore consist of poems, novels, short stories, dramas, paintings, drawings, and music that Bengali poet and Brahmo philosopher Rabindranath Tagore created over his lifetime..
Tagore's literary reputation is disproportionately influenced very much by regard for his poetry; however, he also wrote novels, essays, short stories, travelogues, dramas, and thousands of songs.
Rabindranath Tagore Biographical R abindranath Tagore () was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore, a leader of the Brahmo Samaj, which was a new religious sect in nineteenth-century Bengal and which attempted a revival of the ultimate monistic basis of Hinduism as laid down in the Upanishads.
Viswakavi (World Poet) Rabindranath was born on May 9, in Bengal.
His father Maharihi Devendranath Tagore was a rich man and an aristocrat and his mother was Sarada Devi. He was the eighth son and fourteenth child of his parents. Rabindranath Tagore was not sent to any school.
Rabindranath Tagore - Biography Rabindranath Tagore () was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore, a leader of the Brahmo Samaj, which was a new religious sect in nineteenth-century Bengal and which attempted a revival of the ultimate monistic basis of . Rabindranath Tagore Biographical R abindranath Tagore () was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore, a leader of the Brahmo Samaj, which was a new religious sect in nineteenth-century Bengal and which attempted a revival of the ultimate monistic basis of Hinduism as laid down in the Upanishads. Rabindranath Tagore Biography. Homework Help The following is "Song 36" from Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali Song Offerings. This is my prayer to thee, my lord - strike, strike at the root of.