today’s Holiday: Birthday of Tagore

Birthday of Tagore

This date commemorates the birth of Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), the great poet, philosopher, social reformer, dramatist, and musician of Calcutta, India. In 1913, he was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Tagore’s birthday is celebrated with a festival of his poetry, plays, music, and dance dramas. There are discussions at schools and universities of his ideas on education and philosophy, and screenings of films based on Tagore’s short stories and novels made by filmmaker and Calcutta native, Satyajit Ray. More… Discuss

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2 responses to “today’s Holiday: Birthday of Tagore

  1. Thank you for this remembrance. Tagore is very much a part of the lives of Bengali people but somehow forgotten in the world.

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