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Rabindranath Tagore

One of India’s most cherished renaissance figure, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) put India on the literary map of the world when his Gitanjali was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. A poets’ poet, he is a maker of not only modern Indian literature but also the modern Indian mind and civilization. Tagore was a poet, short story writer, novelist, dramatist, essayist, painter and composer of songs. Mahatma Gandhi called him the “Great Sentinel”. His worldwide acclaim as a social, political,
religious and aesthetic thinker, innovator in education and a champion of the ‘One World’ idea makes him a living presence.