Rabindranath Tagore Biography

Rabindranath Tagore Biography

Early Life of Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was a Bengali poet, musician, novelist, and a painter. He was the youngest of the siblings born to Debendranath Tagore who was a touch bearer of the Brahmo Samaj. This new religious group was very popular in nineteenth-century in Bengal which revived the unique monistic pillar of Hinduism as described in the Upanishads.

Education and Profession of Rabindranath Tagore

He received his education at home and at the age of seventeen went to England for higher studies, which had remained incomplete.Later in addition to his multifaceted literary engagements, he handled the family estates, a project which introduced him to humanity and diverted his interest in social reforms. He also established a trial school at Shantiniketan where he implemented Upanishadic concepts of education. From time to time he took part in the Indian nationalist movement but in his own non-sentimental. Gandhi, the father of modern India, was his ardent friend. Tagore was conferred knighthood by the ruling British Government in 1915, but after some years he repudiated the honour showing his protest against British rule in India.

Multifaceted Personality of Rabindranath Tagore

Tagore got his initial success as an author in his native place Bengal. But after the translations of a few of his poems,Tagore became popular in the West. He reached greater heights when he went to different continents on lecture tours.For the entire world he was transformed into the voice of India's spiritual inheritance; and for India, particularly for Bengal, he proved to be a living legend.

Poetry First Love of Rabindranath Tagore

Although Tagore wrote in all literary domains, his first love was poetry. He wrote fifty volumes of poetry in Manasi (1890).  He is the writer of many volumes of short stories and a few novels, like Gora written in 1910, Ghare-Baire in the year 1916 , and Yogayog which he wrote in the year 1929 are a few of them. In addition, he also penned dance drama, musical dramas, essays of all natures, travel accounts, and two autobiographies also. On autobiography he wrote in his youth and the other just before his demise in 1941. Tagore also left several painting and songs whose music was composed by Rabindranath Tagore himself.

Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

“"Let me light my lamp", says the star, "And never debate if it will help to remove the darkness”
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“Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.”
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“Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it.”
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“By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.”
- Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
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“Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.”
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“Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.”
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“Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.”
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“Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.”
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“Facts are many, but the truth is one.”
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“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.”
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“From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest”
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“He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.”
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“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”
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“In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.”
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“Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.”
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“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.”
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“Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.”
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“Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.”
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“Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.”
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“Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth, which is law.”
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“Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.”
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“Music fills the infinite between two souls. This has been muffled by the mist of our daily habits.”
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“Music fills the infinite between two souls”
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“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”
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“The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.”
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“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.”
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“The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.”
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“The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence.”
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“Those who own much have much to fear”
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“To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth.”
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“Trees are Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.”
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“What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real.”
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“When I stand before thee at the day's end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.”
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“You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”
- Rabindranath Tagore Quotes


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