Rabindranath Tagore-A Brief Bio
Rabindranath Tagore, whose name means “Lord of the Sun” was born on May 6, 1861 in Jorasanko mansion in Calcutta, India. He was a Bengali writer who reshaped its literature and uniquely placed in Bengali society, philosopher and a well known painter. In his childhood, he was first taught at home and later joined at school in his seventh age. He was tutored meticulously in classical music, drawing, languages, gymnastics, wrestling etc…Tagore wrote novels, short stories, essays, songs, dramas, autobiographies and travelogues. His first poem was published anonymously in the journal “TattavabodhiniPatrika” entitled Abhilasha (Desire). He received the Noble Prize for Literature in 1913 for Songs Offerings, which is his own translation of his Bengali poems that published on August 14, 1910. He is the first non-European and first lyricist who received this prize. His writings involve common people lives, histories and spirituality with optimistic and lyrical nature.