American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Tagore, Sir Rabindranath 1861-1941. Indian writer noted for his collection of poetry Gitanjali (1912), based on traditional Hindu themes. He won the 1913 Nobel Prize for literature.
- n. Indian writer and philosopher whose poetry (based on traditional Hindu themes) pioneered the use of colloquial Bengali (1861-1941)
“The beauty of Tagore is that his emotional spectrum is as varied as the many arts he practiced.”
“Tagore is of course, India's greatest modern writer, and won the Noble prize for literature in 1913 with Gitanjali.”
“Yeats was not wrong to see a large religious element in Tagore's writings.”
“But the unease and ambivalence that many (including, but not only, non-Bengalis) in the poetry community here in India voice when yet another outsider tells them that Tagore is her/his favourite Indian poet – indeed the only Indian poet of that era that they have ever heard of – is not so much about his politics (he criticised the Indian nationalists in the decades before independence, but this seems to have as much to do with his discomfort with nationalism in general) and more to do with the kind of poetry he has come to represent India through.”
“11 Satyajit Ray, the film director, has argued that even in Tagore's paintings, the mood evoked … is one of”
“So it begs the question (and this relates directly to Alicia Stallings’ recent post about Greek poets) – why, if Tagore is already at the very heart of institutional poetry in Bengal, too deeply embedded to be forgotten, does he need to be better known in the English language?”
“Hindi than in English, "Tagore, who is also the censor board chief, told IANS.”
“And in the Joan Miró garden near the Porte d'Italie in the 13th Arrondissement in the south of Paris, off a street called Tagore, there is another surprise: lost in a corner is a bronze bust of the poet and painter himself, pensive as he writes in a notebook.”
“The man who was best known as Tagore's photographer, Sambhu”
“It is with the intent of rescuing humans from these frightful demons within their nature that exemplars such as Tagore and Gandhi struggled all their lives from a higher plane.”
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