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Rabindranath Tagore

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1913

Indian Poet, Bangali, English. All literary genres. Voice of India's Spiritual Heritage. Social reformer. Promoted gender equality, empowerment of women. Indian National Movement participant. Mahathma Gandhi was his devoted friend. Founder, school in Shantiniketan. Author, National Anthem of India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka.

"Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom."

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Tagore and Einstein, a conversation, School of Wisdom, Berlin, Germany, July 14, 1930. [Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921]

Tagore and H.G. Wells, Excerpted from: A Tagore Reader, edited by Amiya Chakravarty, School of Wisdom, Geneva, Switzerland, early June, 1930

SAADA, South Asian American Digital Archive

Rabindranath Tagore
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Name: Rabindranath Tagore
Birth: 7 May 1861, Calcutta, British ruled India
Death: 7 August 1941, Calcutta, British ruled India
Residence at the time of the award: India
Prize motivation: "because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West"
Field: Poetry
Languages: Bangali, English
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