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Gitanjali: Rabindranath Tagore

Gitanjali: Rabindranath Tagore

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Overview: Gitanjali: Rabindranath Tagore

Gitanjali, the name itself says a lot about literature. It is a collection of marvellous poems from the famous Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore. Originally written in Bengali with a collection of 157 poems, the English translation won the Nobel Prize for Literature in the year 1913. The English translation is a collection of 53 poems from the original Bengali Gitanjali, and the rest from his eight other poetry books and a drama. Gitanjali is a work of pure genius that has been widely translated in the West. The themes of all his poems are related to nature, spirituality, and life, among others. It is a must-read for all the literati.

About The Book

The poems talk about life, its colourful features, mysteriousness, and melancholy. The collection has been hand-picked from various literary works of Rabindranath Tagore. Apart from the 53 poems from the original Gitanjali, this compilation also features poems from his other renowned poetry books such as Gitimalya, Naivedya, Kheya, etc. and also his famous drama Achalayatan. The poet writes about nature and spirituality with a kind of subtlety, incorporating beautifully woven words in his works that mesmerises the readers. Till date, his works have been considered as among the best in the field of literature all over the world. His poems are soothing, enchanting, and melancholic. In his literary works, Tagore portrays life with freshness and the abundance of joy and happiness.

A Glimpse Of Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore is a Kolkata-born Indian poet who started to write poetry from the tender age of eight. Later on his life, he has also written short stories, essays, novels, and plays. He has been credited for bringing Bengali music and literature to the fore-front and for giving it a new face. Some of his famous literary works include 'My Life In My Words,' 'The Cycle of Spring,' and 'The Religion of Man.' You can order online for the paperback edition of 'Gitanjali' published by Rupa with the ISBN-10 number of 8171676766 and the ISBN-13 number of 9788171676767.

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Product Details
Language English
Publication Date February 1, 2002
Publisher Rupa
Contributor(s) Rabindranath Tagore
Binding Paperback
Edition 2002
Page Count 112
ISBN 10 8171676766
ISBN 13 9788171676767
Dimensions and Weight
Product Dimensions 12.7 cm x 0.7 cm x 15.2 cm
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  1.  A Journey To Infinity To Discover Yourself 19 September, 2013 On

    Book Review: Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore: A Journey To Infinity To Discover Yourself

    You need to have a big appetite to digest each and every word of Gitanjali written by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941). The work was originally written in Bengali published over different Bengali books on poetry from where 103 poems have been picked, compiled and consolidated in this book. The translation has been done from Bengali to English by Rabindranath Tagore himself. Gitanjali in literal meaning denotes an offering of a handful of songs.

    Gitanjali when was released first in August 1910, just one day before the date that became our Independence Day later (15th August). And then Gitanjali made Rabindranath Tagore the first non-European to win a Nobel for Literature in 1913. The book shook the whole world and placed India, Rabindranath Tagore and Gitanjali on international arena of literature.

    These poems are only numbered, not titled. Hence each poem brings a different meaning to each of its reader without getting drifted away by the preconception got generated by reading a title. Each of the poem is thought provoking, intriguing, deeply meaningful and motivational. These poems in Gitanjali are building blocks of anyone within. You read a poem post which it forces you to interrogate yourself, discuss it with yourself to get deeper and deeper to conclude it.

    In poem no XXXVI Tagore seems to be interacting/ conversing with God telling to accept his prayer to him and fill in the unfilled portion within his heart. Tagore prays to God to give him strength to absorb his joys and sorrows faced in life and not to get drifted away by them. He further adds to his prayer to God to shower his blessings so that love becomes meaningful in life.
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