Tagore, Rabîndranâth, 1861-1941

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Rabindranath Tagore was born in Calcutta on 6 May 1861. After his marriage in 1883, Tagore managed the family estates at Shileida, where he wrote many of his works. In 1901 he founded a school at Santiniketan, Bopur, Bengal, which later became the international institution, Visva-Bharati. In 1912 he visited England and translated some of his works into English. He also made visits to countries in Europe, Asia and North and South America. In 1913 he received the Nobel Prize for literature. At the age of 68 Tagore took up painting, some of which were exhibited in Europe and the United States. He died in Calcutta on 7 August 1942

From the guide to the Tagore, Sir Rabindranath, 1921-1958, (Senate House Library, University of London)

Tagore was a Bengali author of India.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1910-1918 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122581297

From the guide to the Rabindranath Tagore papers, 1910-1918., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Poet.

Sir Rabindranath Tagore was an eminent scholar and prolific Indian writer in the latter half of the nineteenth century and first half of the twentieth century. He was born in Calcutta, India, on May 7, 1861. Rabindranath showed an early talent in writing and poetry, and gave his first public reading at 14. He went on to write over 3000 poems, 2000 songs, including the Indian National Anthem, 8 novels, 40 volumes of essays and 50 plays. In 1913, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

He traveled in the United States, Japan, China and Europe, spreading his doctrine of humanity's search for God and truth. In 1901 he founded Santiniketan, an open air boys school that became a coed, multicaste International University. In 1915, he was knighted by the British Crown, which he relinquished six years later due to a massacre of Indians who demonstrated against the British Regime in India. Rabindranath Tagore died at age 80 in his native Calcutta, after a protracted illness on August 7, 1941.

From the description of Ravindranath Tagore collection, 1913-1960. (Florida State University). WorldCat record id: 50682944

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was an Indian writer, philosopher, and social reformer who is remembered for introducing Indian culture to the Western world and bringing elements of the West to India. He became Asia's first Nobel Laureate when he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.

  • 1861: Born in Calcutta, Bengal, British India on May 7th
  • 1879 - 1880 : Attended University College, London
  • 1882: Co-founded Sarasvat Samaj, a literary organization
  • 1883: Married Mrinalini Devi Raichaudhuri on December 9th
  • 1884: Worked as Secretary of Adi Brahmo Samaj, a religious society
  • 1891: Started Sadhana, a literary journal
  • 1894: Became Vice-president of Academy of Bengali Letters
  • 1901: Founded school at Santiniketan (became Visva-Bharati University in 1918)
  • 1905: Founded weaving school at Kushtia Founded agricultural cooperative bank at Patisar
  • 1910: Wrote Gora (novel)
  • 1913: Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for Gitangali: Song Offerings
  • 1916: Wrote Ghare-Baire (novel)
  • 1919: Started Santiniketan Patra, a literary journal
  • 1922: Brought exhibition of German Expressionist art to Calcutta
  • 1930: Exhibited paintings at the Gallery Pigalle in Paris, France
  • 1931: Exhibited drawings and paintings in India for the first time
  • 1941: Died in Calcutta, West Bengal, India on August 7th

From the guide to the Rabindranath Tagore Collection, 1916-1940, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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creatorOf James, Philip, 1890-1975. When thou commandest me to sing / text by Rabindranath Tagore ; music by Philip James. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf McDermott, Vincent, 1933-. Slayer of time, ancient of days : cantata no. 4 : for chamber choir, guitar, English horn, cello, percussion / [music] by Vincent McDermott ; on texts from the Rg Veda, Bhagavad Gita, and Rabindranath Tagore. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Rabindranath Tagore Collection, 1916-1940 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
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creatorOf Wessel, Mark. The day is no more / words by Tagore ; music by Mark Wessel. Northwestern University
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creatorOf Ovanin, Nikola Leonard. Accept me : for tenor and piano / from Crossing in the poems of Rabindranath Tagore ; music by Nikola Ovanin. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
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creatorOf Francis, Mark, 1958-. 2 Tagore songs : for mezzo soprano and guitar / Mark Francis. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University Libraries, UNCG University Libraries
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Geneva (Switzerland)
India--Bengal
Urbana (Ill.)
Santiniketan (India)
India
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Indic poetry (English)
Literature
Religion and philosophy
English literature--20th century
Literary forms and genres
Authors, Bengali
Bengali poetry--20th century
Poets--Correspondence
Indic poetry (English)--India--Bengal
English poetry--20th century
Poetry
Bengali literature--20th century
Poets, Bengali
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Birth 1861-05-07

Death 1941-08-07

Indians (India)

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