Rabindranath Tagore

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Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali poet, philosopher and artist who wrote many short stories, novels, dramas and songs. Image source: www.mindpodnetwork.com

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Rabindranath Tagore

In 1913, Tagore won the Nobel Prize in Literature, the first Asian to win the prize. His writing has greatly influenced Bengali culture. Image source: www.findinsideindia.com

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Rabindranath Tagore

At the age of 16, Tagore wrote his first short story and drama. Image source: static.guim.co.uk

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Rabindranath Tagore

Tagore’s profound works include Gitanjali (Song Offerings), Gora (Fair-Faced) and Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World). Image source: media-2.web.britannica.com

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Rabindranath Tagore

The British Crown conferred Tagore with knighthood in 1915; he gave it back in 1919 as a protest to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar. Image source: www.1fmediaproject.net

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Rabindranath Tagore

Tagore is the only person who has written the national anthems for three countries: Jana Gana Mana for India, Amar Shonar Bangla for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka Matha for Sri Lanka. Image source: c1.staticflickr.com

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