Neelamba Sarvaiya's Presenataion 24, 2013-14 : "TAGORE AS A POET"
“Tagore as a Poet.”
Name : Neelamba R.Sarvaiya.
Paper no-2 The neo-classical literature
S.B.Gardi English department
M.K. Bhavnagar University.
Guided by : Heenaba Zala
Born : 7th May.
1861 in Calcutta.
Died : 7th August,
Poet, short story
• Rabindranath Tagore
As a Painter
About some information
Tagore wrote poetry as an eight year old.
Age of sixteen he released his first substantial
Tagore’s novels, stories, dramas his topics spoke
political and personal.
Gitanjali – best work .
His compositions were chosen by two nations as
national anthems-Indians Jana Gana Mana and
Bangladeh’Amar Shona Bangla’.
Tagore reacted to the
halfhearted uptake of modernist
and realist techniques in Bengali
literature by writing matching
experimental works in the 1930s
Tagore as a Poet
Tagore's poetic style, which proceeds from a
lineage established by 15th- and 16th-century
Vaishnava poets, ranges from classical formalism to
the comic, visionary, and ecstatic. He was influenced
by the atavistic mysticism of Vyasa and other rishiauthors of the Upanisads, the Bhakti- Sufi mystic Kabir
and Ramprasad Sen.
Tagore's most innovative and mature poetry
embodies his exposure to Bengali rural folk
music, which included mystic Baul ballads.
—"all I had achieved was carried
off on the golden boat—only I was
left behind." Gitanjali (
is Tagore's best-known collection
internationally, earning him his
Mind Without Fear
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up
into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards
Where the clear stream of reason
has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead
Where the mind is led forward by thee into everwidening thought and action--Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country
Tagore's poetry has been set to music by
composers: Arthur Shepherd's triptych for
soprano and string quartet.
Tagore ‘s poem “Stream of Life” from
Gitanjali. That after was composed and
Stream of Life
“The same stream of life that runs through my veins night
runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.
It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the
in numberless blades of grass
and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.
It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth
and of death, in ebb and in flow.
I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this
world of life.
And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my
blood this moment.”