Rabindranath tagore Biography

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Rabindranath tagore Biography

  1. 1. From Rabi Thakur to Rabindranath Tagore My Boyhood Days. Rabindranath Tagore.
  2. 2. “ Best known internationally for his revolutionary poetry, Rabindranath Tagore is also well known for the school and university he founded in the Bengal countryside. Seen through the amused eyes of a precocious young boy growing up in turn-of- the-century Calcutta, this memoir describes the joint family he grew up in, the city he played in, and the school he was sent to against his will. It is an exquisite portrait of both Tagore‟s childhood and his country, India, at a turning point in its history. ”
  3. 3. „ A poet‟s autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote‟ -Yevgeny Yvtushenko
  4. 4. Precisely we need to seeand talk that why in particular Tagore has been chosen? Why is it so critical and interesting to read him, know him ,talk him, glory him or bury him. Who tagore had been? Where he had been? By whom? What kind of relevance does he have in today‟s time? And why? What he did in his life
  5. 5. The Text Time play Memory Poetic text
  6. 6. Time play Contrast Metaphor
  7. 7. Now and Then Contrast „there was no gas then in the city, and no electric light. When the kerosene lamp was introduced, its brilliance amazed us. „ „there were no trams then, no buses, no motors.‟ „there were no water- pipes laid on in those days.‟ Painting by Rabindranath Tagore The Art Institute of Chicago
  8. 8. “ The clouds have had no rest since yesterday evening. The rain is pouring incessantly. The trees stand huddled together in a seemingly foolish manner; the birds are silent. I call to mind the evenings of my boyhood.” Now and Then Metaphor Painting by Rabindranath Tagore The Art Institute of Chicago
  9. 9. Memory interchanges "So many versions of just one memory, and yet none of them were right or wrong. Instead, they were all pieces. Only when fitted together, edge to edge, could they even begin to tell the whole story.” - Sarah Dessen
  10. 10. “our „jamadar‟ Sobha Ram, who was a wrestler….” “another story was connected with the thick-leaved Badam tree at the western corner ….” “there was a narrow passage, enclosed by latticed walls, leading from the outer apartments to the interior of the house.” “then nine o‟clock would strike, and Shyam would swoop down on me like a hawk on a dove…” - Rabindranath Tagore My Boyhood Days
  11. 11. Poetic text "Always be a poet, even in prose." - Charles Baudelaire
  12. 12. “Liony, liony, off with your head, Liony, liony, now you are dead. Woofle the walnut goes clappetry clap, Snip, snop, SNAP!” - My Boyhood Days Vase -Painting by Rabindranath Tagore
  13. 13. Theme Calcutta Jorasanko Thakur Bari Society Education
  14. 14. Kolkata ‘The City of Joy’
  15. 15. Landscape-Painting by Rabindranath Tagore National Gallery of Modern
  16. 16. The Abode
  17. 17. Jorasanko Thakur Bari
  18. 18. Thou hast made me endless, such is thy pleasure. This frail vessel thou emptiest again and again, and fillest it ever with fresh life. This little flute of a reed thou hast carried over hills and dales, and hast breathed through it melodies eternally new.
  19. 19. “ Your flute plays in the thunder: No light note to hear. I would wake to that tune: O grant me such an ear. ……” - A few lines from the song ‘Your Flute Plays in the Thunder’ A video still from Satyajit Ray’s Documentary on Tagore
  20. 20. Society Poet as an ‘Activist’ Painting by Rabindranath Tagore
  21. 21. “Women used to go about in the stifling darkness of closed palanquins” “An additional covering, a kind of thick tilt, completely enveloped the palanquin of a rich man‟s daughters and daughters-in-law, so that it looked like a moving tomb.” -Rabindranath Tagore My Boyhood Days Brooding -Painting by Rabindranath Tagore
  22. 22. “Why should you not let woman empowered be With right to conquer her own destiny, O Lord? Why must I sit and watch beside the road With lowered head, in tired patient wait For the day ordained by fate To grant my hopes? Why should I gaze in space? …..” -Woman Empowered Translated by Sukanta Chaudhuri Woman -Painting by Rabindranath Tagore
  23. 23. Poet as an Artist
  24. 24. “This screen that thou hast raised is painted with innumerable figures with the brush of the night and the day. Behind it thy seat is woven in wondrous mysteries of curves, Casting away all barren lines of straightness. The great pageant of thee and me has overspread the sky. With the tune of thee and me all the air is vibrant, and all ages pass with the hiding and seeking of thee and me.” - Rabindranath Tagore Gitanjali Bird Fantastic-Painting by Rabindranath Tagore
  25. 25. “I came out alone on my way to my tryst. But who is this that follows me in the silent dark? I move aside to avoid his presence but I escape him not. He makes the dust rise from the earth with his swagger; he adds his loud voice to every word that I utter. He is my own little self, my lord, he knows no shame; but I am ashamed to come to thy door in his company” -Gitanjali Self Portrait 1935 Medium: Water color
  26. 26. Truth be told: The Autobiographical Pact “After these eighty years even the picture of myself that comes before me does not correspond line for line with the reality, but is largely a product of the imagination.” -Rabindranath Tagore My boyhood days
  27. 27. Thank You!

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