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Tagore, Rabindranath [Publié le 2004-05-23 01:27:01]



Indian poet, philosopher, and Nobel laureate, was born in Calcutta, into a wealthy family. He began to write poetry as a child ; his first book appeared when he was 17 years old. After a brief stay in England (1878) to study law, he returned to India, where he rapidly became the most important and popular author of the colonial era, writing poetry, short stories, novels, and plays. He composed several hundred popular songs and in 1929 also began painting.

Tagore wrote primarily in Bengali, but translated many of his works into English himself. He was awarded the 1913 Nobel Prize in literature, and in 1915 he was knighted by the British king George V. Tagore renounced his knighthood in 1919 following the Amritsar massacre of 400 Indian demonstrators by British troops. His famous works were ’Balaka’ , ’Sonar Tari’, ’Chitali’, and ’Gitanjuli’ etc. His selected poems ’Sanchaita’, and selected short stories ’Galpagucha’ were published in India 1966. Two of his songs are national anthem of India and Bangladesh.

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