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DetailsRabindranath Tagore, like Chaucer's forerunners, writes music for his words, and one understands at every moment that he is so abundant, so spontaneous, so daring in his passion, so full of surprise, because he is doing something which has never seemed strange, unnatural, or in need of defence.He is an exponent of the Bengal Renaissance, was a polymath who not only reformed Bengali literature and music, but also combined Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the 19th and 20th centuries.He also won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 for Gitanjali, a profound collection of songs he authored. Also called the "the Bard of Bengal", Tagore's poetry is both spiritual and effervescent.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: RABINDRANATH TAGORE. Born in 1861 to an influential Bengali family, Rabindranath Tagore achieved fame as a novelist, playwright, poet, painter, lecturer, politician, and composer. Along with a writer, Tagore was a humanist, and belived in universal internationalism. He was an ardent supporter of India's freedom from the colonial regime. Other seminal works by him include Gora and Ghare-Baire, while he also wrote plays like Visarjan, Chandalika, and The Post Office.Tagore is also responsible for the composition of the national anthems of India and Bangladesh, and is said to have inspired Sri Lanka's national anthem as well. In 1913, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature, the first non-European to achieve such an honor. He died in 1941.ABOUT THE INTRODUCER: WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. In 1913, Yeats wrote the preface for the English translation of Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali (Song Offering) for which Tagore received Nobel Prize in literature.
SKU Code PRK B 4792 Weight in Kg 0.2500 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9789386316035 Author Name RABINDRANATH TAGORE. With an introduction by W B YEATS. Publisher Name Om Book International