Between 1878 and 1932, Tagore travelled to more than thirty countries, befriending eminent literary figures like Yeats, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, Thomas Mann, and HG Wells. He met with Albert Einstein and Mussolini.
COMPOSER OF…. POEMS 3,000 SONGA 2,000 VOLUMES OF ESSAY 40 PLAYS 50 NOVELS 8 NOVELLAS 4
"There is in him the stillness of nature. The poems do not seem to have been produced by storm or by ignition, but seem to show the normal habit of his mind. He is at one with nature, and finds no contradictions. And this is in sharp
“ The work of a supreme culture, they yet appear as much the growth of the common soil as the grass and the rushes. A tradition, where poetry and religion are the same thing, has passed through the centuries, gathering from learned and unlearned metaphor and
and emotion, and carried back again to the multitude the thought of the scholar and of the noble….A whole people, a whole civilization, immeasurably strange to us, seems to have been taken up into this imagination; and
Half the poems (52 out of 103) in the English text were selected from the Bengali volume, others were taken from these works (given with year and number of songs selected for the English text): Gitimallo (1914, 17), Noibeddo (1901, 15), Khea (1906, 11) and some from other works.
He whom I enclose with my name is weeping in this dungeon. I am ever busy building this wall all around; and as this wall goes up into the sky day by day I lose sight of my true being in its dark shadow.