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What do you know about Rabindranath Tagore?

Asked by Francisco, 17 Feb '09 12:13 am
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Tagore (nicknamed "Rabi") was born the youngest of thirteen surviving children in the Jorasanko mansion in Calcutta (now Kolkata, India) of parents Debendranath Tagore (1817-1905) and Sarada Devi(1830-1875).The Tagore family were the Brahmo founding fathers of the Adi Dharm faith. After undergoing his upanayan at age eleven, Tagore and his father left Calcutta on 14 February 1873 to tour India for several months, visiting his father's Santiniketan estate and Amritsar before reaching the Himalayan hill station of Dalhousie. There, Tagore read biographies, studied history, astronomy, modern science, and Sanskrit, and examined the classical poetry of Kalidasa. In 1877, he rose to notability when he composed several works, including a long poem set in the Maithili style pioneered by Vidyapati. He wrote "Bhikharini" (1877; "The Beggar Woman"the Bengali language's first short story and Sandhya Sangit (1882) including the famous poem "Nirjharer Swapnabhanga" ("The Rousing of the Waterfall"). ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 17 Feb '09 08:12 pm

 
  
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Rabindranath Tagore was the first Asian to receive the nobel prize for his collection of poems..''Geetanjali''....; he was awarded knighthood by the British king George V; he was the founder of Vishwabharati University...; he tried his best to bring abt some social chnages in india by blending the good of the west and the east....; his songs are still adored by millions of people..........
Answered by minati vishwakarma, 17 Feb '09 12:26 am

 
  
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Rabindranath Tagore became the first Asian to became Nobel laureate when he won Nobel Prize for his collection of poems, Gitanjali, in 1913; awarded knighthood by the British King George V; established Viswabharati University; two songs from his Rabindrasangit canon are now the national anthems of India and Bangladesh
Answered by Lucky, 17 Feb '09 12:15 am

 
  
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