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Tagore: a Citizen of His Country and or the Universe

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TAGORE: A CITIZEN OF HIS COUNTRY AND OR THE UNIVERSE
Rabindranath Tagore Born at Jorasanko in the Tagore family in Bengal India on 7th May 1861. He was the ninth son of Debendranath and Sarada Devi. His grandfather Dwarkanath Tagore was a rich landlord and social reformer.Rabindranath become a citizen not only of India but of the world. Rabindranath Rabindra Nath Tagore had his initial education in Oriental Seminary School. But he did not like the conventional education and started studying at home under several teachers. After undergoing his upanayan (coming-of-age) rite at the age of eleven, Tagore and his father left Calcutta in 1873 to tour India for several months, visiting his father's Santiniketan estate and Amritsar before reaching the Himalayan hill station of Dalhousie. There, Tagore read biographies, studied history, astronomy, modern science, and Sanskrit, and examined the classical poetry of Kalidasa. Tagore was an icon of Indian culture. He was a poet, philosopher, musician, writer, and educationist. His creations of in numerable poems, short stories, dramas & there by the establishment of visva-Bharati at Bolepur West Bengal made him renowned not only in India but to all the countries of the world. People all over the world today, remember Tagore as a great poet, philosopher, painter, patriot and above all, a universalist. Tagore acted as a spiritual ambassador of the East and the West. His world university in Bolepur is an ideal institution of the world. Many a student from all the countries of the world come here for education in various subjects. Tagore’s versatile genius in his wonderful creations fetched him name and fame from his country and abroad. Recognised as a great poet, Rabindranath’s trend of thoughts gradually turned more and more universal. The idea of universal man slowly took shape in his mind. He sailed for England. There he came in contact with William butter yeats, the English poet. Yet carried with him Tagore’s manuscripts of...

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