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Rabindranath Tagore: The Renaissance Man

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The song that I came to sing remains unsung to this day.
I have spent my days in stringing and in unstringing my instrument.’ - Gitanjali Born in 1861 in one of the foremost families of Bengal, Little Rabi grew up to become a great nationalist, a gifted writer, a talented artist, a brilliant visionary and a reformer of education. He was also Asia’s first Nobel Laureate. Hi
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 22nd 2013 by Penguin Books India
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Arundhati Nath
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Monideepa Sahu has brought alive the life of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore through interesting anecdotes and events, which make this book very interesting to read.
Harini Srinivasan
This is a wonderful biography that carries the reader through a whole sweep of history. To tell the truth, I have never been crazy about Tagore. I love Rabindra Sangeet, but have only read "Gitanjali" and a few of his stories (including, of course, The Cabuliwallah). Though I quite enjoyed them, I felt he was a bit overrated, perhaps because he was one of the few Indians writing in English in his time. Monideepa Sahu's biography really brought home to me what an extraordinary person, what a visi ...more
Shruthi
Sep 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Such a precise, concise biography of such an interesting man! I knew quite a bit about him, but reading this book told me so much more, put everything into context, and threw new light on various aspects of Tagore, his life and his works.

The first chapter was slightly bumpy, perhaps because the author because had to string together several little incidents. But from the second chapter, the flow was very good, seamless... she has brought in the incidents and informati
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Asmita Das
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
She has simply described the life of Rabindranath Tagore in this book.
Janani Iyer
Dec 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very simple but elaborately described. Takes us to the Tagore Era. Loved every page of it.
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