Rabindranath Tagore Works #Complete Guide

Rabindranath Tagore Works: Rabindranath Tagore was a highly talented multifaceted person. Though most of Tagore’s work was written in Bengali originally, he translated several of them to English. His most famous pieces of writing include Chocher Bali translated in 1903 to Eyesore and Nashtanir or The Broken Nest. Many people think of him only as a poet and a writer. But he was much more than a person with Ideas and ability to express them in words. He was a man of action. He not only expressed his ideas in words but actually developed and lived new ways of living. He also spread his ideas about life and living in this way for the benefit of others. In this process he created an educational set up called Shanti Niketan based on practical activities that has now flourished in to a big university.

Tagore’s works are well known, but I think that Tagore is more famous for his state of being. At a time, when India was just learning how to come into its own, Tagore proved to be a larger than life force.His personal life as well as the activities of Shanti Niketan included thins like composing music and singing, staging dramas, painting, making handicrafts, and designing and wearing new kind of clothes for greater comfort.

However he we go by the international awareness, Tagore is best known for collection of poems called Gitanjali, for which he received a Nobel Price in literature in 1913.

He was a famous poet and writer from India who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913.Some of his other well known works include Jatri and Vichitra. A substantial part of Tagore’s work was in the form of stories and articles published in local publications. His song “Our Golden Bengal” is the national anthem of Bangladesh.

Rabindranath Tagore Works

His works include

1 Dramas
2 Short stories
3 Novels
4 Poetry
5 Music
6 Art Works
7 Adaptations of novels and short stories in cinema

1. Rabindranath Tagore Dramas

Tagore wrote his first original dramatic piece when he was twenty — Valmiki Pratibha which was shown at the Tagores’ mansion. Tagore stated that his works sought to articulate “the play of feeling and not of action”. Tagore’s Chandalika was modeled on an ancient legend describing how a tribal girl lives. In 1890 he wrote Visarjan which has been regarded as his finest drama. In the original Bengali language, such works included intricate subplots and extended monologues. Later, Tagore’s dramas used more philosophical and allegorical themes

2 Rabindranath Tagore Short stories

Bhikharini
Sadhana
Tagore’s Golpoguchchho (“Bunch of Stories”) remains among the most popular fictional works in Bengali literature. Its continuing influence on Bengali art and culture. He debuted the short-story genre in Bengali with “Bhikharini” (“The Beggar Woman”), and his Sandhya Sangit (1882) includes the famous poem “Nirjharer Swapnabhanga” (“The Rousing of the Waterfall”).

3 Rabindranath Tagore Novels

Chaturanga, Gora (1910)
Shesher Kobita

 নষ্টনীড় Nastanirh (The Broken Nest) 1901
গোরা Gora (Fair-Faced) 1910
ঘরে বাইরে Ghare Baire (The Home and the World) 1916
যোগাযোগ Yogayog (Crosscurrents) 1929
Ghare Baire
Char Odhay
Noukadubi

Rabindranath Tagore Works

4 Rabindranath Tagore Poetry

Gitanjali

Clouds And Waves
A Moments Indulgence
Baby’s World
Endless Time
Closed Path
Chain Of Pearls

Best Rabindranath Tagore Poems

Where The Mind Is Without Fear

Where The Mind Is Without Fear
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let me

Rabindranath Tagore Works #Complete Guide

5 Rabindranath Tagore Music

Tagore wrote some 2500 songs

6 Rabindranath Tagore Art Works

Tagore took up drawing craftwork and painting

7 Rabindranath Tagore Adaptations of novels and short stories in cinema

Milan – 1947 (Nauka Dubi) – Nitin Bose
Kabuliwala – 1961 (Kabuliwala) – Bimal Roy
Uphaar – 1971 (Samapti) – Sudhendu Roy
Lekin… – 1991 (Kshudhit Pashaan) – Gulzar
Char Adhyay – 1997 (Char Adhyay) – Kumar Shahani
Chokher Bali – 2003 (Chokher Bali) – Rituparno Ghosh

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