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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 with niece Indira Devi in opera Valmiki Pratibha, written by him regarding Sage Valmiki, in the role of the sage, 1881. Photo: Wikipedia

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Tagore with wife Mrinalini Devi, 1883. Photo: Wikipedia

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Tagore with daughter Bela to his left and daughter-in-law Pratima to his right. Photo: Wikipedia

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Photo taken sometime in 1916. Source: Library of Congress

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Photo taken sometime in 1916. Source: Library of Congress

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Photo taken sometime in 1916. Source: Library of Congress

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Tagore in Tsinghua University, China 1924. Photo: Wikipedia

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Tagore with Einstein 1930. Photo: Wikipedia

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At the Majlis in Tehran, Iran, 1932. Photo: Wikipedia

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Tagore with Gandhi, 1940. Gandhi was Tagore's devoted friend.Photo: Wikipedia

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Tagore hosts Gandhi and wife Kasturba at Santiniketan in 1940. Photo: Wikipedia

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One of the last 3 pictures of Tagore. Uploader: Rahat. Photo: Wikipedia

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Rabindranath Tagore
Painting Tim Tompkins - PaintHistory.com

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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