Jose John March 28, 2016 No Comments
RABINDRANATH TAGORE RabindraNath Tagore was born on 6th May, 1861 in a well-to-do family of Thakurs of Bengal. His mother died when he was quite young, so his father, Devendranath, had to look after him. Rabindra Nath was averse to studying at conventional schools from the very beginning. He disliked the set rules and the monotonous life that schools of those days provided. He was up to freedom of the body and the soul. He was, therefore, allowed to receive education at home. Yet progress was very slow. Rabindra Nath loved to be carefree, dreamy and thoughtful. His love for nature grew with years. At the age of 16 he was sent to England but he returned home after some time, without doing anything. He started writing poetry at the early age of 15. Very soon his poetry brought him name and fame. It reflected his thoughts and feelings. His early poems were given the title of “Morning Songs”. Simultaneously with poetry, Tagore was writing dramas and prose. Though his earlier plays are more like literary exercises, and reveal Kim more as a painter than a dramatist, yet ‘The Post Office” written in later years was given a great reception. He wrote a number of stories and novels. The short story ‘Kabuliwallah...
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Jose John March 11, 2016 No Comments
RABINDRANATH TAGORE “A great writer, great poet, great novelist, great educationist and an early advocate of Independence for India, Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Two years later, he was also awarded the Knighthood by the British Government but he surrendered it in 1919, as a protest against the Jallianwala Massacre of Amritsar where the British troops killed more than 400 Indian demonstrators.” Rabindranath Tagore was born in Calcutta into a wealthy and prominent Brahmin family. His father, Maharishi Debendranath Tagore, was a religious reformer and scholar. His mother, Sarada Devi, died when Tagore was very young. Tagore’s grandfather had established a huge financial empire for himself. Rabindranath Tagore was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore, a leader of the Brahma Samaj, which was a new religious sect of 19th century Bengal and which attempted a revival of the ultimate monistic basis of Hinduism as laid down in the Upanishads. He was educated at home; and although at 17 only, he was sent to England for formal schooling, he could not finish his studies there. However, in ‘My Reminiscences’ Tagore mentions that it was not until the age of ten when he started to use socks and shoes. Tagore started to compose poems at the age...
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