A Short poem by Rabindranath Tagore
Born: 7 May 1861, Calcutta, India
Died: 7 August 1941, Calcutta, India
Notable award(s): Nobel Prize in Literature(1913)
Residence at the time of the award: India
Prize motivation: “because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West”
Occupation: Poet, short story writer, song composer, novelist, playwright, essayist, painter.
Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian polymath. He became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. He receive noble prize for his work Gtanjali.
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 South Asia.
“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
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