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.

Rabindranath Tagore News

Kolkata: Following "lungi dance" controversy, Visva-Bharati asks all to maintain decorum

A video purportedly showing some teachers joining students in dance to the beats of Hindi film song 'Lungi dance' during a game of musical chair at the Sangeet Bhavan(music department) has gone viral on social media.

Happy Teachers' Day: Rabindranath Tagore on teaching without textbooks

Happy Teachers' Day: Thus the boys of our school were fortunate enough to be able to receive their lessons from a living teacher and not from textbooks. Have not our books, like most of our necessaries, come between us and our world?


How Rabindranath Tagore used Raksha Bandhan as means to prevent 1905 Bengal partition

Following Tagore's call, hundreds of Hindus and Muslims in Kolkata, Dhaka and Sylhet came out in large numbers to tie Rakhi threads as a symbol of unity. Tagore's heartland Santiniketan still follows the tradition and the university students tied Rakhi to neighbours and common people to give a message of harmony

Denied loan, Rabindranath Tagore’s descendant takes to crowdfunding for school in Shantiniketan

Taking forward Tagore’s legacy is a descendant from the family, Sudripta Tagore, who is raising money through crowdfunding to build the school brick-by-brick.

Baul-ed Over

Former foreign secretary Muchkund Dubey brings poetry by baul doyen Lalon to Hindi readers.

Priyanka Chopra's film on Tagore: Visva-Bharati University denies permission for on-campus shoot

"We have come to the decision after discussing the script with all authorities concerned, including ashramites and experts on Tagore. We can't allow the shoot of such films on the campus, it might hurt the sentiments of millions," Vice-Chancellor Sabuj Koli Sen said.


First-ever audio-visual archive on Tagore's poems to be launched

Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's first ever audio-visual archive on his poetry to be launched in the city this August. The archive will include 5000 recitations by various elocutionists as well as from the world famous poet himself.

An exhibition to mark Rabindranath Tagore’s birth anniversary focuses on works created in his later years

For Rabindranath Tagore, a man known to have given India one of its most prestigious art institutions, Santiniketan, it is only befitting that an exhibition celebrating his works has a bust of him designed by a student from the very institution.

PM Modi reiterates strength of Indo-Bangladesh relations; Sheikh Hasina remembers Tagore

Speaking at the ceremony Hasina said, "Rabindranath Tagore belongs to both the countries because he has written the national anthems of both the nations. He wrote most of his poems in Bangladesh and that is why we can claim a greater right over him."

Bioscopewala box office prediction: Danny Denzongpa starrer expected to earn Rs 50 lakh on opening day

Danny Denzongpa's Bioscopewala based on Rabindranath Tagore's story Kabuliwala arrives at the theatres on May 25. Helmed by Deb Medhekar and bankrolled by Sunil Doshi, here's how Bioscopewala is expected to perform at the theatres.

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

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

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

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

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