10 Important Facts about Rabindranath Tagore

Post On: February 12, 2017

Facts about Rabindranath Tagore will tell us about the Bengali polymath. He was born on May 7, 1861 and died on August 7, 1941. Tagore was influential to reshape the Indian art, and Bengali music and literature in the end of nineteenth century and beginning of twentieth century. In 1913, he was awarded with Nobel Prize of Literature. He was the first non-European to win such an amazing prize. His works of literature were beautiful and fresh.

Facts about Rabindranath Tagore 1: the nickname

Tagore was often called as the Bard of Bengal. It was believed that Tagore began to write poetry at the age of eight.

Rabindranath Tagore 1883

Rabindranath Tagore 1883

Facts about Rabindranath Tagore 2: Bhānusiṃha

Bhānusiṃha was the pseudonym of Tagore, which means the Sun Lion. He used the name to release his first poems at the age of 16.

Facts about Rabindranath Tagore 3: the real name

He began to use his real name to publish the dramas and short stories in 1877.

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Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Facts about Rabindranath Tagore 4: independence from Britain

Tagore called for independence of India from Britain since he was known as ardent anti-nationalist, Universalist internationalist and humanist.

Facts about Rabindranath Tagore 5: the works of Tagore

Tagore created various works of literature, music and art in the forms of texts, doodles, sketches, painting, and songs.  The Visva-Bharati University established by Tagore houses his legacy.

Facts about Rabindranath Tagore 6: the Bengali art

Tagore tried to restore the Bengali art into the modern version by avoiding the linguistic strictures and removing the strict classical ideas.  The personal and political topics are found in his essays, dance-dramas, songs, novels and stories.

Facts about Rabindranath Tagore 7: the famous works of Tagore

Some famous works of Tagore include Ghare-Baire, Gora and Gitanjali. The works of Tagore were well known due to the unnatural contemplation, naturalism, colloquialism and lyricism.

Rabindranath Tagore Facts

Rabindranath Tagore Facts

Facts about Rabindranath Tagore 8: the national anthems

The composition of Tagore is selected by India as the national anthem. It is Jana Gana Mana. Another one is selected by as the national anthem for Bangladesh with the title Amar Shonar Bangla.

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Facts about Rabindranath Tagore 9: National Anthem of Sri Lanka

The work of Tagore inspired the national anthem of Sri Lanka.

Facts about Rabindranath Tagore

Facts about Rabindranath Tagore

Facts about Rabindranath Tagore 10: the early life of Tagore

When he was a child, he was called Rabi. The birthplace of Tagore was located in Jorasanko mansion in Calcutta. His mother was Sarada Devi, while his father was Debendranath Tagore.

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