Critical Analysis Of Gitanjali By Rabindranath Tagore

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My paper deals with the analysis of selected poems from “Gitanjali”by Rabindranath Tagore. Also it talks about what Gitanjali is all about and Rabindranath Tagore’s biography. He is the first non-European to be awarded with Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. My paper also talks about his important work.I was deeply moved by reading his work as his poetry is spiritual in nature and it talks about his philosophies, peace and harmony is important for the nation and humanity. It includes my own analysis of three poems from Gitanjali “Leave this chanting and telling of beads”, “Where the mind is without fear” and “Cloud heaps upon cloud and it darkens”. My paper ends with the conclusion.

Key words - Gitanjali, Rabindranath Tagore.


“Gitanjali” is the collection of poems by Rabindranath Tagore published in November 1912. It comprises of 103 poems translated in English by Rabindranath Tagore himself. He became the first non-European writer to be awarded with Nobel Prize in 1913 for the translated version of Gitanjali in literature. Originally Gitanjali was written in Bengali which comprises of 157 poems and was published in 14 august 1910. Tagore began writing at very young age and many of his verses are in the form of prayer written during hard and painful period of his life during which he lost his father, wife daughter and son in quick succession. He became unshakably devoted to god and his verses are spiritual in nature.

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