Let us tell you that Rabindranath Tagore was a multi-talented personality with a strong interest in learning new things. His literary achievements, music, and many of his works are unforgettable. Citizens not only in West Bengal but also in India remember him on his birthday and his contributions. He was awarded the most coveted Nobel Prize even in 1913 for his significant contribution to Indian literature. Did you know he was the first Asian person to earn this award?
About Rabindranath Tagore:
He was born on 7 May 1861 in the Jorasanko mansion of Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi, the ancestral home of the Tagore family in Kolkata. E was born on 7 May 1861 in the Jorasanko mansion of Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi, the ancestral home of the Tagore family in Kolkata. He was influenced by Kalidasa ‘s classical poetry, and began to write his own classical poems. His sister Swarnakumari was a novelist of renown. In 1873 he traveled for several months with his father and gained expertise on many topics.
His conventional education started at a public school in Brighton, East Sussex, England. He went to England in 1878 to become a barrister to satisfy the wishes of his father. He wasn’t very interested in learning school and later he joined University College in London to learn the law, but he dropped this down and learned various Shakespeare works on his own. He also taught the meaning of literature and music in English, Irish, and Scottish.
His father purchased a large meditation estate and named it Shantiniketan. In 1863 Debendranath Tagore established an ‘Ashram.’ In 1901 an open-air school was established by Rabindranath Tagore. It was a marble flooring prayer hall, and was called ‘The Mandir.’ It was also called ‘Patha Bhavana’ and only started with five students. Classes were held under trees here, and the traditional Guru-Shishya teaching method followed. This trend of teaching revives the ancient teaching method which, when contrasted with the modernized method, proved beneficial.
He has undoubtedly changed the dimensions of Bengali literature, as previously viewed. Many countries have had their statues installed to pay tribute to the legendary writer. There are around five museums dedicated to Tagore, three of which are located in India and two remaining in Bangladesh. He spent his last years in constant pain and he also went into a comatose state in 1937. After much suffering, he died on 7 August 1941 in the mansion in Jorasanko, where he was brought up.