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Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was a Bengali polymath who reshaped the art of his culture. His novels, stories, songs, dance-dramas, and essays spoke to topics political and personal. "Gitanjali" (Song Offerings), "Gora" (Fair-Faced), and "Ghare-Baire" (The Home and the World) are his best-known works, and his verse, short stories, and novels were acclaimed--or panned--for their lyricism, colloquialism, naturalism, and unnatural contemplation. His compositions were chosen by two nations as...See more