Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941)
Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 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. Sometimes referred to as “the Bard of Bengal”, Tagore’s poetic songs were viewed as spiritual and mercurial; however, his “elegant prose and magical poetry” remain largely unknown outside Bengal. (Wikipedia)
From our stacks: 1. Title page from Fruit Gathering by Rabindranath Tagore. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916. 2. Cover of Chitra By Rabindranath Tagore. A Play in One Act. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1914. 3.-4. Frontispiece “Rabindranath Tagore Age 16″ and poem from The Gardener By Rabindranath Tagore. Translated by the author from the original Bengali. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1914.