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Rabindranath Tagore

AKA Rabindranath Thakur

Born: 7-May-1861
Birthplace: Calcutta, India
Died: 7-Aug-1941
Location of death: Calcutta, India
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered in the River Ganges)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet, Playwright, Novelist

Nationality: India
Executive summary: Gitanjali

Rabindranath Tagore was a brilliant Bengali poet whose works have been frequently rendered mush in translation to English. He founded Visva-Bharati University, and is best-known beyond the East for a book of poetry, Gitanjali (Song Offerings). In 1913 he became the first non-white Nobel Prizewinner, taking the honor in Literature. His lyrics are sung in the national anthems of India and Bangladesh.

Father: Debendranath Tagore
Wife: Mrinalini Devi (m. 1893, d. 1902, five children)

    Nobel Prize for Literature 1913
    Knighthood 1915 (repudiated 1919)

Is the subject of books:
Rabindranath Tagore: The Myriad-Minded Man, 1995, BY: Krishna Dutta and Andrew Robinson
Rabindranath Tagore, 1976, BY: Mary M. Lago

Author of books:
Manasi (1890, poetry)
Sonar Tari (1894, poetry)
Gita˝jali (1910, poetry)
Gora (1910, novel)
Gitanjali, Song Offerings (1912, poetry)
Ghare-Baire (1916, novel)

Wrote plays:
Chitrangada (1892)



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