RABINDRANATH TAGORE - NOBEL WINNER [ PART- 2]




STORY OF POEMS


Rabindranath Tagore wrote over one thousand poems, eight volumes of short stories , almost two dozens plays, eight novels and many books and essay on philosophy, religion,  education and social topics.In his collection of poetry, some of the popular ones ‘Mansi’, Sonar Tari, Gitanjali, Gitimala, and Balaka. The English translations o his poetry, include ‘ The Gardner’. ‘Fruit-Gathering’. The Fugitive’, Song of sings’. Tagor’s major plays are Raja, Dakghar, Achalaytan, Muktadhara and Raktaravi. He has also written several volumes of short  stories and number of novels. Gora, Ghare-Baire,  and Yogayog are well known amongst them.As a novelist , Tagore gave  a good insight into the upper middle class life in Bengal and the impact of Western ideas on Indian life. Besides here , he wrote musical dramas , dance dramas, essay of all types, travel diaries, and two autobiographies. He wrote two important poems, ‘ The sick bed ’ and ‘ The Recovery ’ towards the end of his life. ‘ The ocean of peace’ , a song, which he had requested while he was ill, was sung for him at his funeral.

LOVE  WITH BANGLA


Besides writing, his other great love was music in Bengali. He composed music and lyrics of more than two thousand songs. Two of his songs became the nation anthems of India and Bangladesh. In 1929, he even began painting. Many of his paintings can be found in museum today. In 1901, he founded his school, the Shantiniketan , in West Bengal. The school  was a great success and gave birth to Viswabharti which strongly supported the
emerging Western and Indian philosophy and education. It became a university  in 1921.He gave all his money from Nobel prize and royalty from his books to his university. In 1940, Oxford University arranged a special ceremony in shantiniketan to honor the poet with Doctorate of Literature. Most of  Tagore’s  life was spent at Shantiniketan.






NEAR TO END OF LEGEND


Tagore was true and devoted nationalist. He was actively involved 
in the freedom struggle when the agitation against the partition og Bengal in 1905 was at its disowned his knighthood to protest against the Jallianwalla Bagh massacre at Amritsar, where the British troops had opened first at the unarmed Indians.In addition , he wrote many patriotic poems and national songs and attended protest meetings. His song ,Jana Gana Mana is now sung all over India as the national anthem. Tagore pass├ęd away on 7 August 1941 in Calcutta. He has left behind 28 volumes of prose, poetry, plays and lectures, over 2500 songs and over 2000 paintings and drawings. To day we need his message of world peace and love of humanity, perhaps even more,  than Tagore first wrote his words.










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