Follow Us:
Friday, August 19, 2022

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore, also known as Gurudev was a Bengali polymath who made huge contributions to literature, art and music. Born in May 1871, Tagore found himself interested in Poetry at a young age of 8. Over time he started writing short stories and dramas as well. A large number of his writings Tagore advocated the freedom from British Raj. However, his writings also played an influential role in the shaping of Bengal renaissance, with their ideas of modernism and liberalism. Tagore's works combined the elements of personal with political in unique ways. In 1921 Tagore founded the Vishwa Bharati university at Shantiniketan that was a break away from the regular rote-learning mode of education to a kind that connected the students to humanities studies world over. In 1913, Tagore became the first non-European to win a Nobel prize in literature. He is also the composer of India's national anthem. Tagore's contributions to Indian culture and literature are celebrated widely not just in India but also internationally.


Veteran artist Manu Parekh on the artwork that can help children discover Rabindranath Tagore anew

August 17, 2022 2:23 pm

Making art accessible to children, one artist and one artwork at a time.

Iconic Tripura palace to be turned into museum celebrating royal history, Tagore links

July 31, 2022 7:10 pm

State Tourism Minister Pranajit Sinha Roy said Rs 40.13 crore has been sanctioned to develop the heritage structure as Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya Museum and Cultural Centre. It would showcase the rich heritage of northeastern states, Southeast Asian fine arts, contemporary photography

Biplab Deb as Tagore, Gandhi, Einstein: A political message, wrapped in hyperbole

May 23, 2022 2:09 am

While the clearly hyperbolic remarks raised eyebrows considering the sudden removal of Deb as CM hasn't gone down well with a number of BJP leaders and workers, the party leadership has so far been guarded in its response to Nath's comments.

Mumbai: Governor Koshyari launches cover to mark 75 years of Banga Maitri Sansad

May 09, 2022 10:53 pm

BMS is a socio-cultural organisation and registered charitable trust established in 1947 by people from Bengal settled in Mumbai.

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2022: Inspirational quotes by the great poet

May 09, 2022 4:10 pm

According to the Bengali calendar, the Tagore Jayanti falls on the 25th day of the Boishakh month. This year, the Jayanti will be celebrated across the Bengali community in India and Bangladesh on May 9

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2022: Date, importance and significance of the day

May 09, 2022 4:08 pm

He didn’t just change the map of Bengali literature in India but was also the linchpin of the Indian freedom struggle through his music and poems

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2022: When is Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti in 2022?

May 06, 2022 5:56 pm

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti is celebrated every year to mark the birth anniversary of one of the most influential and celebrated Nobel laureates, poet Rabindranath Tagore

Victor Banerjee: 'We tend to hero worship and are afraid to criticise icons, understand their frailties'

May 08, 2022 9:25 am

Victor Banerjee returns to the screen as Rabindranath Tagore in Thinking of Him, a film by Argentinian director Pablo Cesar that explores the poet’s soul relationship with critic and writer Victoria Ocampo.

What's the writing on the wall at the Rashtrapati Bhavan?

April 02, 2022 11:14 pm

The state corridor showcases the cultural wonder of India through murals that decorate its wall and ceiling, honouring deeper spiritual truths from our holy books

'History of Sriniketan': Book throws light on Rabindranath Tagore's work for rural reconstruction

February 20, 2022 2:20 pm

According to the publishers, the book explores Tagore's attempt to inspire the deprived sections of rural society to self-reliance and to make them economically independent.


After Modi's Visva-Bharati address, Mamata's show of strength at Santiniketan

December 29, 2020 7:34 pm

Mamata Banerjee, during a rally in Bolpur, branded Visva-Bharati VC Bidyut Chakrabarty as a "BJP man", and said that he plans to destroy the rich heritage of the hallowed institution by "importing divisive and communal politics inside its campus".

Kolkata: Basanta Utsav celebrations ahead of Holi

March 05, 2020 3:07 pm

Poet and first non-European Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore was born in this house, which is now a part of Rabindra Bharati University.

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti: Pearls of wisdom by the 'Bard' on his birth anniversary

May 09, 2019 9:02 am

Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913, is credited with reshaping Bengali literature, music and art in the 19th and 20th centuries. The eminent Bengali poet, philosopher, novelist, playwright, and lyricist is the only one to be associated with the national anthems of three countries — India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Born on May 7, 1861, in the Jorasanko mansion in Kolkata, his work requires little introduction. On his birth anniversary, here are some pearls of wisdom from the legend himself.

Rabindranath Tagore's 77th death anniversary: Rare photos of 'Gurudev' with Mahatma Gandhi

August 07, 2018 1:23 pm

Rabindranath Tagore was India’s first Nobel Laureate and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for ‘Gitanjali’, which is Tagore’s best-known collection of poetry. Tagore breathed his last on 7th August, 1941.

Rabindra Jayanti: Poetic words of wisdom by Rabindranath Tagore

May 07, 2016 2:30 pm

On his birth anniversary, here are some nuggets of wisdom from poet Rabindranath Tagore.

So, what is 'nationalism'? Here's what Tagore, Einstein, Orwell, etc, had to say

February 22, 2016 6:42 pm

12 quotes on nationalism that are bound to make you think about which side of the 'anti-nationalism' debate are you on.

People pay tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his 154th birth anniversary

May 09, 2015 4:34 pm

154th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore was celebrated on Sunday.