newageintl

000371

 

ISBN : 978-81-224-0524-8
Publication Year : 1996
Edition : Ist
Reprint : 2008
Pages : 400
Price : Rs. 200.00 
Binding : Paperback

ABOUT THE BOOK

“Rabindranath Tagore, epic life spanned the last four decades of the 19th century and the first four of the 20th. Possibly the most versatile aesthetic genius India has produced, he was a school dropout who became in 1913 the first Asian to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature for English translations of his own poems,Gitanjali(“Offerings of Song“).But the fine arts were not his sole concern.

Tagore was deeply involved in the Swadeshi and freedom movements. The appellative“Mahatma“by which Gandhi is known worldwide was given to him by his respected mentor Tagore, whom he addressed as“Gurudev“. Subhash Bose and Nehru had profound admiration for him. In protest against the Jalianwala Bagh atrocities he relinquished the Knighthood conferred upon him by…

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