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Author's Name: Tagore Rabindranath
RabindranathTagore (1861-1941) was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore, a leader of the Brahmo Samaj, which was a new religious sect in nineteenth-century Bengal and which attempted a revival of the ultimate monistic basis of Hinduism as laid down in the Upanishads. He was educated at home; and although at seventeen he was sent to England for formal schooling, he did not finish his studies there. In his mature years, in addition to his many-sided literary activities, he managed the family estates, a project which brought him into close touch with common humanity and increased his interest in social reforms. He also started an experimental school at Shantiniketan where he tried his Upanishadic ideals of education. From time to time he participated in the Indian nationalist movement, though in his own non-sentimental and visionary way; and Gandhi, the political father of modern India, was his devoted friend. Tagore was knighted by the ruling British Government in 1915, but within a few years he resigned the honour as a protest against British policies in India.
Tagore had early success as a writer in his native Bengal. With his translations of some of his poems he became rapidly known in the West. In fact his fame attained a luminous height, taking him across continents on lecture tours and tours of friendship. For the world he became the voice of India’s spiritual heritage; and for India, especially for Bengal, he became a great living institution.
Rabindranath Tagore Omnibus I authored by Rabindranath Tagore himself is a book that weaves some of the remarkable works of Tagore like the Hungry Stones and Other Stories, My Boyhood Days, Gora, Creative Unity, Post Office, 103 selected poems and Gitanjali into one inseparable volume.
My Boyhood Days is one among his books where the reader can get a glimpse of Tagore s touching reminiscences of his childhood days that had once brought him remarkable fame and was known to all his readers. Similarly, Tagore s Gora was a notable milestone in the history of the Bengali literature. This book focuses mainly on the scenario of politics, religion, culture, and social life that existed in the urban middle-class of Bengal during the nineteenth century. Tagore s Hungry Stones and Other Stories is an anthology of some of his famous short stories that were loved by all his fans. Creative Unity was a book that acclaimed Tagore as one of the finest essayist of Indian writing that brought out some of his primal dogmas on the subject of religion, life, aesthetics, and art. The Post Office was a symbolical drama loaded with allegorical genius that is plain yet classy. This drama was considered to be one of his masterpieces in the world of literature. The 103 selected poems present in this book comprises of some of Tagore s rhapsodically known poetic pieces that were loved by his fans. And at last Gitanjali was the book that brought him the Nobel Prize in the year 1913. This rich anthological collection of some of his outstanding works of literature is a sure buy for all his ardent readers who love his way of writing.
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