Rabindranath Tagore's Gabigali

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INTRODUCTION

Rabindranath Tagore, also written Rabindranath Thakur, cognomen Gurudev was a Bengali Renaissance man .The Nobel laureate, poet, writer, and philosopher was the representative of Indian culture to the world. He is the first Asian to be awarded with the Nobel Prize in literature. He was famously known as a poet but his talent was not just restricted to verses; he illuminated his talent in novel writing, short stories, dramas, articles, painting etc. his songs are popularly called the Rabindrasangeet. Tagore was born on 7th may 1867 in a wealthy family in Calcutta. He was the ninth descendant of Debenadranath and Sarda Devi. From his childhood days he was exposed to culture, art and tradition which were later reflected in his works. Just at the tender age of seven he wrote his first rhyme.
Tagore’s Gitanjali is a collection of poems. They were written to express the poet’s zeal to god. The word Gitanjali is composed from ‘git’ meaning a song and ‘anjali’ meaning offering thus meaning ‘an offering of songs’. The original Bengali collection consisted of 157 poems whereas the English translation, published on August 14, 1910 contains 103 poems. The original Bengali collection consisted of 157 poems whereas the English translation, published on August 14, 1910 contains 103 poems. The great Irish poet, W.B Yeats, was first introduced with enchanting writings of Tagore when he heard women in the tea fields of a Bengal hamlet, singing Tagore’s songs and poems with
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