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Rabindranath . 1861--1941, Indian poet and philosopher. His verse collections, written in Bengali and English, include Gitanjali (1910; 1912): Nobel prize for literature 1913
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surname of two Indian painters and graphic artists, leading figures in the Bengali Renaissance; nephews of R. Tagore.

Abanindranath Tagore. Born Aug. 7, 1871, in Calcutta; died there Dec. 5, 1951.

A. Tagore was influenced by Persian and Indian miniature art as well as by Japanese painting. His historical, genre, and mythological compositions—mainly watercolors and gouaches—are done in exquisitely decorative colors.

Gaganendranath Tagore. Born 1867 in Calcutta; died 1938.

Initially a follower of his brother Abanindranath, G. Tagore in his mature period was influenced by impressionism and cubism.


Chandra, R. G. Abanindranath Tagore. Calcutta [1951].
Gaganendranath Tagore. Calcutta, 1957.
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Sometimes referred to as "the Bard of Bengal", Tagore's poetic songs were viewed as spiritual and mercurial.
On this, Tagore said he cannot be treated as a student and questioned the way Lekhi had spoken.
Paulo Coelho, 71, the Brazilian author known for his best-seller novel 'Alchemist' and the frequent inspirational quotes about life has also used the same frame as used by Gibran and Tagore, but with altering words 'happiness' with 'joy' and 'duty' with 'service'.
This was Tagore, not Gibran https://twitter.com/imrankhanpti/status/1141279452388896768 ...
Tagore's legacy justifiably reminds us how the unique humanism that operates in Tagore's creative endeavours constantly problematizes the discourses on 'national/Indian and Asian identities', 'Trans-cultural and Intercultural understanding of culture', 'the interface between spirituality and religion', 'democracy and linguistic representation', and 'education and the idea of the university' etc.
It is little wonder, therefore, that Ganem was fascinated by Tagore's works and went on to translate one of the bard's most popular compositions -- the song 'Jodi tor daak shuney keu na ashey tobey ekla chalo re' (If none heeds your call, then go it alone) -- into Arabic.
The Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for Social Achievement was awarded to Tsai in recognition of her efforts to promote freedom, democracy and human rights, Tien said at the ceremony.
Tagore grew up in a family full of literary and artistic minds - many of his family members were musicians and writers.
Tagore was born in Calcutta, India, wrote in Bengali and often translated his own work into English.
The Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) desired to establish concord or unity between humans and the creation.
This year's round was set for 3-7 May, celebrating Tagore's 157th birth anniversary.