Rabindranath Tagore

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Rabindranath Tagore

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in Calcutta, India
May 07, 1861

died
August 07, 1941

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Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 "because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West."

Tagore modernised Bengali art by spurning rigid classical forms and resisting linguistic strictures. His novels, stories, songs, dance-dramas, and essays spoke to topics political and personal. Gitanjali (Song Offerings), Gora (Fair-Faced), and Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World) are his best-known works, and his verse, short stories, and novels were acclaimed—or panned—for their lyricism, colloquialism, naturalism, and unnatural contemplation. His compositions were chosen by two nations as nat...more


Average rating: 4.16 · 19,005 ratings · 1,109 reviews · 387 distinct works · Similar authors
Gitanjali
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 3,971 ratings — published 1910 — 107 editions
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The Home and the World
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 1,636 ratings — published 1916 — 64 editions
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Chokher Bali
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 1,462 ratings — published 1914 — 10 editions
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Gora
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 1,332 ratings — published 1910 — 31 editions
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Short Stories From Rabindra...
4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 846 ratings — published 1983 — 4 editions
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কাবুলিওয়ালা
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 842 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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The Gardener
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 792 ratings — published 1913 — 43 editions
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The Post Office
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 581 ratings — published 1914 — 32 editions
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Selected Poems
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 524 ratings — published 1985 — 15 editions
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Sesher Kobita, The Last Poem
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 558 ratings — published 1928 — 5 editions
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More books by Rabindranath Tagore…
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

“If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.”
Rabindranath Tagore

“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers,
but to be fearless in facing them.

Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but
for the heart to conquer it.”
Rabindranath Tagore, Collected Poems and Plays of Rabindranath Tagore

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