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Rabindranath Tagore Facts

Rabindranath Thakur, anglicised to Tagore pronunciation sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped his region's literature and music. Author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. In translation his poetry was viewed as spiritual and mercurial; his seemingly mesmeric personality, flowing hair, and otherworldly dress earned him a prophet-like reputation in the West. His "elegant prose and magical poetry" remain largely unknown outside Bengal. Tagore introduced new prose and verse forms and the use of colloquial language into Bengali literature, thereby freeing it from traditional models based on classical Sanskrit. He was highly influential in introducing the best of Indian culture to the West and vice versa, and he is generally regarded as the outstanding creative artist of modern India. (1861 – 1941)

Quotes by Rabindranath Tagore

Facts are many, but the truth is one.
Rabindranath Tagore

If you shut the door to all errors, truth will be shut out.
Rabindranath Tagore

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
Rabindranath Tagore

The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
Rabindranath Tagore

We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.
Rabindranath Tagore

We live in the world when we love it.
Rabindranath Tagore

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
Rabindranath Tagore

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