Rabindranath Tagore born in a cultured and aristocratic family in Kolkata in 7 may 1861. Tagore’s early life was spent in an atmosphere of philosophical cross-current involving arts, literature, music and painting. He composed his first poem as seven years old boy in 1868. His first book of poetry published in 1878. He Left India for higher education in same year. He Married Mrinalini Debi in 1883. A collection of his poems named Manasi published in 1890.In 1901 he founded the school named Santiniketan at Bolpur in Birbhum. The school was a great success and later blossomed into Biswabharati. It became a great seat of culture and learning. In 1910 he composed ‘Gitanjali’, which is the one of the best of world literature. In 1912 he translated Gitanjali into English and published it. In English it is known as ‘song of offerings’. Tagore got Nobel Prize for this in 1913. In 1915 he conferred the title “Sir” by the British king. He renounced the British title as a protest against Jalianwala massacre by the British colonial rulers in India in 1919. In 1924 he founded the Biswa Bharati University at Santi Niketan. In 1929 he directed his creative energy into painting. In 1939 he requested Gandhi to lift ban on Netaji Subhash Chandra Basu. In 7 Aug 1941 he breathed his last in Kolikata leaving behind a huge cultural legacy.
Short review on Some great books of Rabindranath Tagore
Gora is the largest and the most complex of the 12 novels written by Rabindranath Tagore . The Tale revolves around Gora, a staunch committed and passionate Hindu Nationalist. It is a book of analysis of the complex of Indian social life with its teeming contradictions, or of the character of Indian nationalism which draws its roots from renascent Hinduism and stretches out its arms towards universal humanism.