Rabindranath Tagore

[Gurudev] (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941 / Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India)

Rabindranath Tagore
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Rabindranath Tagore (Bengali: রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর) sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped his region's literature and music. Author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. In translation his poetry was viewed as spiritual and mercurial; his seemingly mesmeric personality, flowing hair, and other-worldly dress earned him a prophet-like reputation in the West. His "elegant prose and magical poetry" remain largely unknown outside Bengal. Tagore introduced new prose and verse forms and the use of colloquial language into Bengali literature, thereby ... more »

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  • Gold Star - 4,892 Points Anita Sharma (10/20/2015 7:09:00 PM)

    one of my fav.poet, lov every bit of his work

  • Silver Star - 4,021 Points Joseph Harlacher (7/1/2015 6:48:00 AM)

    with the confidance of having known insecurities
    a descriptive fair
    tossed in within the air the breath of past wisdom
    stale words that freshen thought
    bring newer echoes of life to mind
    a visionary who can remember the past become the future and so great as to have taken the time to comunicate it to us
    i thank all who take and recieve this time we give to acknowledge with each reading their various meaning
    to taste again memories of a younger new age
    i can imagine today by the ideas portrayed that to most just slip away and as given to the garbage of baggage
    can spring people like Babbage.
    this is the hope i carry inside as to inspiration for the creations return in future civilizations
    that all can not be lost
    where there are more people like Tagore to move us on

  • Rookie - 0 Points Deepak Varma (6/22/2015 7:52:00 PM)

    It is a better and good man he rote nice poem & all poem is inspiration

  • Rookie - 28 Points Deepankar Chakraborty (5/24/2015 1:00:00 AM)

    লহ প্রণাম হে মহামানব।।

  • Rookie - 28 Points Deepankar Chakraborty (5/24/2015 1:00:00 AM)

    লহ প্রণাম হে মহামানব।।

  • Rookie Shyamal Das (5/8/2015 1:21:00 PM)

    I like you..

  • Veteran Poet - 1,928 Points p.a. noushad (5/8/2015 12:33:00 PM)

    Dear I like your mystic verses very much.

  • Rookie - 0 Points M. Emad (11/14/2014 8:54:00 PM)


    UNESCO declared 2011 as the year of Rabindranath Tagore and his 150th birth anniversary were celebrated all across the globe including Germany, Japan, Italy, Russia and China. Bangladesh and India had arranged a year-long joint commemorative programmes both at government and non-governmental levels. However, little was heard from Pakistan.

    Ironically, Tagore’s writing became an indicator of tolerance of a society. Tagore’s writing was banned and burned in Nazi-occupied Europe, Fascist Italy and Imperial Japan. Tagore was once banned in Communist Russia and China. Tagore became a target from all directions in pre-1971 Pakistan. Finally in 1971, Tagore became a matter of ‘life and death’ in Pakistan Army occupied Bangladesh. Pakistan’s fury knew no bound when the Bangladesh (Mujib Nagar) Government-in-Exile adopted ‘Amar Sonar Bangla’ as the National Anthem of Bangladesh in May 1971. Tagore experts at Universities were selectively targeted and killed by the Pakistan Army and Al-Badr Killing Squads. I remember my mother tore pages from a thick book and threw into oven fire during a house to house search in old-Dhaka city by Pakistan Army (probably October/November 1971) — a (Tagore’s) volume was mistakenly not destroyed till then.

    State-sponsor manipulation of religion is nothing new in Pakistan. But during 1980′s the military rulers in Pakistan adopted a US plan funded (mainly) by Saudi Arabia — the radicalisation of the society and defence forces (to subdue the communist Russia in Afghanistan and neighbouring countries) . Over the years radical and militant ideas rooted deeply in Pakistan society. Civil society, media and intellectuals seems cowed into submission and radical jihadist become uncontrollable for its creators. Nuclear armed Pakistan’s trajectory is now defined by the radicals. This cause panic in US and rest of the world. Now the US has came up with ‘de-radicalisation’ plan which include the promotion of Sufism (Sufi teachings, Sufi music, Sufi Universities etc.) . Many doubt if ‘Sufi therapy’ would work for Pakistan at this late stage but there is no harm in trying it. The core of Sufism — peace, love, tolerance, enlightenment — and Tagore’s philosophy are essentially the same. Like the Sufis, Tagore has message for the soul.

    So, I request the Bangladesh and Indian governments and non-governmental cultural organizations to include Pakistan in their joint celebrations of Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary and beyond.

    -M. Emad

  • Gold Star - 17,907 Points Ronjoy Brahma (10/16/2014 6:14:00 AM)

    My favorite indian poet, i really like his poetry

  • Rookie Rishabh Dev (7/7/2014 2:37:00 PM)

    poets from the universe dare not to stand before thee.. Gurudev
    all looks like pupil of thine..

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Best Poem of Rabindranath Tagore

Where The Mind Is Without Fear

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake

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