Rabindranath Tagore was very much interested in Iran and visited the country twice, first on and then in when he celebrated his 70th birthday in Tehran.
His poetry as well as his novels, short stories, and essays are very widely read, and the songs he composed reverberate around the eastern part of India and throughout Bangladesh. The enthusiasm with which his work was once greeted Tagore and india quite remarkable.
Gitanjali, a selection of his poetry for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature inwas published in English translation in London in March of that year, and had been reprinted ten times by November, when the award was announced. But he is not much read now in the West, and already byGraham Greene was able to say: Yeats can still take his poems very seriously.
Confluence of cultures Rabindranath did come from a Hindu family — one of the landed gentry who owned estates mostly in what is now Bangladesh. The profoundly original writer, whose elegant prose and magical poetry Bengali readers know well, is not the sermonizing spiritual guru admired — and then rejected — in London.
Tagore was not only an immensely versatile poet; he was also a great short story writer, novelist, playwright, essayist, and composer of songs, as well as a talented painter whose pictures, with their mixture of representation and abstraction, are only now beginning to receive the acclaim that they have long deserved.
His essays, moreover, ranged over literature, politics, culture, social change, religious beliefs, philosophical analysis, international relations, and much else.
Gandhi and Tagore Since Rabindranath Tagore and Mohandas Gandhi were two leading Indian thinkers in the twentieth century, many commentators have tried to compare their ideas. What good fortune for me to have come into close contact with them. Andrews described to Rolland a discussion between Tagore and Gandhi, at which he was present, on subjects that divided them: Tagore cannot bear to see the people eternally treated as a child.
Gandhi quoted the great things achieved in Europe by the flag as an idol; Tagore found it easy to object, but Gandhi held his ground, contrasting European flags bearing eagles, etc.
The second point of discussion was nationalism, which Gandhi defended. He said that one must go through nationalism to reach internationalism, in the same way that one must go through war to reach peace.
These differences, I shall argue, have a clear and consistent pattern, with Tagore pressing for more room for reasoning, and for a less traditionalist view, a greater interest in the rest of the world, and more respect for science and for objectivity generally.
And yet each remained deeply critical of many things that the other stood for. In his prison diary, Nehru wrote: He had seen enough and he was infinitely sad and unhappy. Would he see progress there, or wasted opportunity, perhaps even a betrayal of its promise and conviction?
And, on a wider subject, how would he react to the spread of cultural separatism in the contemporary world?Rabindranath Tagore () is the most eminent Bengali renaissance poet, philosopher, essayist, critic, composer and educator who dreamt of a harmony of universal humanity among the people of different origin through freedom of mind and spiritual sovereignty.
About HOLY CHILD SCHOOL. Holy Child School, Tagore Garden is an unaided Christian minority school, permanently affiliated to CBSE vide No w.e.f. About Domus Art Gallery.
Domus Art Gallery was established in in Kolkata under the entrepreneurship of Sanjay Sachdev. Hailing from a family of collectors from the eastern part of India, he established this gallery and is involved in the promotion and recognition of upcoming and emerging artists from all over the country.
Samsung India Launches Galaxy Tab S4 with Dex and Refined S Pen. presented in international seminar on the Tagor: Tagore’s visit to Iran. Rabindranath Tagore wrote in , while on a visit to Iran, that “each country of Asia will solve its own historical problems according to its strength, nature and needs, but the lamp they will each carry on their path to progress will converge to illuminate the common ray of knowledge.
The Essential Tagore showcases the genius of India’s Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian Nobel Laureate and possibly the most prolific and diverse serious writer the world has ever known..
Marking the th anniversary of Tagore’s birth, this ambitious collection—the largest single volume of his work available in English—attempts to represent his extraordinary achievements in ten.