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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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.


Modern Indian Art sale: Never before auctioned works by Indian modernists to go under the hammer

March 17, 2021 6:44 pm

Another key lot in the sale is an extremely rare work titled Aaj Ka Insaan by India's foremost modernists K H Ara from the personal collection of his daughter Ruxana Pathan

Education for civic reconstruction

March 10, 2021 8:49 pm

To be truly beneficial to society, education, particularly higher education, must be freed from external controls of the state, politics.

Centenary celebration for Rabindranath Tagore's 1921 visit to Houston

February 17, 2021 10:06 am

The Tagore Grove Memorial has a life size bronze statue of Tagore unveiled in 2013 at Ray Miller Park located in the Energy Corridor. This is the sixth full figure statue of the poet erected outside his birth place, Kolkata, India, and first in the US.

Nothing of the sort happened: Amit Shah on row over Rabindranath Tagore’s chair

February 10, 2021 2:18 am

He also dismissed Chowdhury's remarks that BJP president J P Nadda had termed Shantiniketan as Tagore's birthplace.

What we are witnessing in Shantiniketan is an ugly fight ­between ideo­logies

January 10, 2021 8:44 am

In the heated political battlefield of West Bengal ahead of the Assembly election, set to be a bitter contest between the ruling Trinamool and the BJP, both Poush Mela and the land row are seen to be motivated.

Need to protect Tagore’s Bengal from BJP’s communal politics

December 30, 2020 1:39 am

At Bolpur rally, Bengal CM dubs Visva-Bharati V-C ‘BJP man’, targets Amit Shah.

PM Modi: Rabindranath Tagore’s vision is the essence of Atmanirbhar Bharat mission

December 25, 2020 1:20 am

Founded by Tagore in 1921 in Santiniketan, Visva-Bharati is the country's oldest central university. It was declared a central university and an Institution of National Importance by an Act of Parliament in May 1951.

The poet, AMU and BHU

December 23, 2020 5:55 pm

Tagore felt that the two institutions could become agents of making Hindus and Muslims realise the truths of each other.

Row over posters with pics of Amit Shah, Rabindranath Tagore

December 19, 2020 4:21 am

The posters have come up in and around Santiniketan, a neighbourhood founded and developed by members of the Tagore family. Santiniketan is also the home of Visva-Bharati University, which was founded by Tagore.

Visva-Bharati VC apologises for 'Tagore was an outsider in Shantiniketan' remark

September 12, 2020 11:39 am

Amid the row at Visva-Bharati over Poush Mela ground fencing, Chakraborty said in a statement on August 23 that Tagore had also come to Bolpur from outside to set up the institute.


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.