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Bengali poet, philosopher and polymath

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Rabindranath Tagore: Bengali poet, philosopher and polymath
Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian polymath – poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer and painter. He reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of the "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse" of Gitanjali, he became in 1913 the first non-European as well as the first lyricist to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Tagore's poetic songs were viewed as spiritual and mercurial; however, his "elegant prose and magical poetry" remain largely unknown outside Bengal. He is sometimes referred to as "the Bard of Bengal".

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Rabindranath Tagore birthday | Inspiring words from Gitanjali | Oneindia News [Video]

Rabindranath Tagore birthday | Inspiring words from Gitanjali | Oneindia News

We turn to Rabindranath Tagore's words today, on his birth anniversary, to remind ourselves to stay strong and keep the faith despite the onslaught of the second wave of the pandemic in..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 02:21Published

Will institute Tagore Prize, Satyajit Ray Award on lines of Nobel, Oscars: Amit Shah [Video]

Will institute Tagore Prize, Satyajit Ray Award on lines of Nobel, Oscars: Amit Shah

BJP-led Modi government will be instituting Tagore Prize on lines of Nobel Prize and Satyajit Ray Award on the lines of Oscars to pay tribute to two sons of Bengal, said Home Minister Amit Shah during..

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