Early life of Rabindranath Tagore The youngest of thirteen surviving children, Tagore nicknamed "Rabi" was born on 7 May in the Jorasanko mansion in Calcutta to Debendranath Tagore — and Sarada Devi — They hosted the publication of literary magazines; theatre and recitals of Bengali and Western classical music featured there regularly. Another brother, Satyendranathwas the first Indian appointed to the elite and formerly all-European Indian Civil Service.
I fear lest it droop and drop into the dust. I may not find a place in thy garland, but honour it with a touch of pain from thy hand and pluck it.
I fear lest the day end before I am aware, and the time of offering go by. Though its colour be not deep and its smell be faint, use this flower in thy service and pluck it while there is time. It would be the first of many volumes that earned him much acclaim in the East and West.
There are varying interpretations from one to the next by different translators although Tagore himself translated many. With his flowing white beard, robes and riveting brown eyes, the famous polymath is fondly remembered and esteemed for his hundreds of poems and songs popularly known as Rabindrasangeet; his vast collection of paintings and drawings; and the various dramas, novels, essays, operas, short stories, travel diaries, correspondence, and autobiographies that he wrote.
He was the fourteenth child born to Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi d. The Tagores were a progressive family, their home a hub of social activity and culture; they often hosted theatrical and musical performances in their mansion.
Many of the Tagore children became respected authors, poets, musicians, and Civil Servants. Devendranath traveled widely during his career and was a proponent of the Brahma Samaj faith, a social and religious movement also known as the Bengal Renaissance; Rabindranath too would embrace its philosophy.
He rarely saw his father and his mother died when he was thirteen. At a very early age Tagore was writing his own poetry. His first collection Kabi Kahini [Tale of a Poet] was published in He also started writing short stories including his first: Then, with the intent to become a barrister, he was off to England to attend the University College in London fromalthough he did not finish his degree.
He wrote one of his most famous poems during these years: At the age of twenty-two, on 9 DecemberTagore married Bhabatarini later known as Mrinalini Deviwith whom he would have five children; daughters MadhurilataRathindra b. In Tagore moved to the vast family estate in Shilaidaha, a region now part of Bangladesh.
His wife and children joined him in He gained much inspiration from the people and the landscape and it became a prolific period of writing for him, works including Chitra: An experimental school, Tagore based it on the ashrama model with pioneering emphasis on learning in a harmonious and natural setting.
He felt that a well-rounded education using all the five senses and not relying on memorising by rote was the better way to teach children.
It is now a prestigious open air University, a universal meeting place for East and West. It claims many notable figures among its alumni including Indira Gandhi.
Mahatma Gandhi adopted many of it ways of teaching. I put it round my neck, and tears came to my eyes. You yourself know not how beautiful is your gift. Selected from the Letters of Sir Rabindranath Tagore was published in Now with a loyal following in his own country, Tagore traveled to the United States and England to speak of his work at Santiniketan.
He also brought some English translations into prose of his songs in Gitanjali, which was soon read by many fellow authors including Ezra Pound, Ernest Rhys and Yeats.
After it earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature in because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse. Wellsand Mahatma Gandhi. In he was bestowed a knighthood by the British Crown, though he renounced it in due to the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in which hundreds of innocent men, women, and children were killed by soldiers of the British Indian Army.
It was one of many political statements Tagore made during his lifetime.
Much of his time was taken with its organisation, but he also continued to travel extensively and maintain his prodigious output of writings. In he was stricken by a lengthy illness, becoming comatose at times, and never fully recovered.
However he did manage to keep writing during these last five years of his life, during which he suffered much; many have said he produced his finest work then. Rabindranath Tagore died on 7 August at the family estate Jorasanko, where he had been born.
The Realisation of Life Biography written by C. Merriman for Jalic Inc. The above biography is copyrighted.Jun 16, · The name Rabindranath Tagore is etched in everyone’s heart as they sing along with the patriotic song ‘Ekla Chalo re’, a song written by him that talks about one continuing on their journey relentlessly, even as the others withdraw company or support/5(3).
Rabindranath Tagore (Bengali: The book describes Tagore Song as a "vehicle of a personality [that goes] behind this or that system of music to that beauty of sound which all systems put out their hands to seize." Among Rabindra Sangeet are two great works.
Jun 16, · The name Rabindranath Tagore is etched in everyone’s heart as they sing along with the patriotic song ‘Ekla Chalo re’, a song written by him that talks about one continuing on their journey relentlessly, even as the others withdraw company or support/5(3).
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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.