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Rabindra Nath Tagore

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Rabindranath Tagore
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Rabindranath Tagore

Tagore c. 1915, the year he was knighted byGeorge V. Tagore repudiated his knighthood, in protest against the Jallianwala Bagh massacrein 1919.[1]

Born May 7, 1861
Calcutta, Bengal Presidency,British India

Died 7 August 1941 (aged 80)
Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
Occupation Poet, short-story writer, song composer, playwright, essayist, and painter
Language Bengali, English

Nationality Indian

Ethnicity Bengali

Notable work(s) Gitanjali, Gora, Ghare-Baire,Jana Gana Mana, Rabindra Sangeet, Amar Shonar Bangla(other works)

Notable award(s) Nobel Prize in Literature
Spouse(s) Mrinalini Devi (m. 1883–1902)
Children five children, two of whom died in childhood
Relative(s) Tagore family

Rabindranath Tagoreα[›]β[›]   pronunciation (help•info) (Bengali: রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর; 7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941),γ[›] sobriquet Gurudev,δ[›] was aBengali polymath who reshaped his region's literature and music. Author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse",[2] he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.[3] In translation his poetry was viewed as spiritual and mercurial; his seemingly mesmeric personality, flowing hair, and other-worldly dress earned him a prophet-like reputation in the West. His "elegant prose and magical poetry" remain largely unknown outside Bengal.[4] Tagore introduced new prose and verse forms and the use of colloquial language intoBengali literature, thereby freeing it from traditional models based on classical Sanskrit. He was highly influential in introducing the best of Indian culture to the West and vice versa, and he is generally regarded as the outstanding creative artist of modern India.[5]
A Pirali Brahmin[6][7][8][9] from Calcutta, Tagore...


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