Importance Of Rabindranath Tagore

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2. Importance of the problem: Rabindranath Tagore, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, is internationally known as a great poet. He was born on May 1, 1861, in Calcutta, Bengal, at a time when the first uncritical admiration for the West had worn off and there was a more balanced appraisal for it. Simultaneously, there was increased knowledge of and regard for the values of the East. His grandfather. Prince Dwarkanath Tagore, was a friend of the great Indian religious reformer. Raja Rammohan Roy, and was among the first Indians to travel to Europe. His father, Maharsi (great saint) Devendranath, was a deep student of Indian and Islamic mysticism. From his earliest days, Rabindranath grew up in a house where all the surging tides of the Indian Renaissance were flowing around his daily life. In Bengal, this Renaissance found expression in three great movements, religious, literary and national and all these three movements found their votaries in the Tagore family.Rabindranath 's eldest brother, Dwijendranath, was a philosopher and writer, and a second brother, Satyendranath, was the first Indian to enter the Civil Service. Another brother, Abanindranath, was a lover of music and drama and he used to compose tunes in new styles. His nephews, Abanindranath and Gaganendranath, were two great artists of Bengal. Not only the boys, but also his sister, Swarnakumari, became a very well known writer in later days. In an atmosphere like this Tagore

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