Tag Archives: Rabindranath Tagore

Tagore the zamindar

In 1906, he sent his 18-year old son Rathindranath Tagore (Rathi, as the poet used to call him affectionately) along with another young man named Santosh Majumder to study agriculture and animal husbandry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. … Continue reading

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The birth of the Khalsa, 1699

Some of the most amazing stories of the human race revolve around the creation of a new path. One such ground breaking event was the creation of the Khalsa. The faithful and the curious had gathered in their hundreds in … Continue reading

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25th Baishakh, 1941,Tagore’s final birthday and the last song he ever wrote: an account by Santidev Ghosh

“The whole of Bengal was taken up by the approaching celebrations of Gurudev’s birthday on 25th Baishakh in 1348 (Bengali calendar); I came back to Santiniketan at this time and went to meet him. He asked, ‘What is happening here … Continue reading

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The Most Romantic Poem of All!

These days, everything seems to be about lists. There are entire websites devoted to the ten or twenty or one hundred best kisses, buildings, literary humour, film sex scenes – you name it, someone somewhere has already been there and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Roerich!

Indira Gandhi described him as a “man with extensive knowledge and enormous experience, a man with a big heart, deeply influenced by all that he observed”. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize a total of three times in … Continue reading

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Mothers Day/Mother’s Day poems

  From my blog on Tagore and translations at animikha.wordpress.com, a set of poems that I translated: Rabindranath Tagore lost his mother when very young and his writings reflected this pain throughout his life. These poems are quite poignant and … Continue reading

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