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Rabindranath Tagore ; The Bard of Bengal’s best quotes and works

May 7, 2021

Remembering the Creator of National anthem of India and Bangladesh on his 160th birth anniversary. The Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore was not only a great literary scholar but also a polymath, musician and artist. He is best known for writing the national anthem of India and Bangladesh. The poems and quotes written by him are still stands as an inspiration to people across the world.

Every year on 7 th of May ” Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti ” Is celebrated to remember him. He was also known as The Bard Of Bengal. The Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore on his birth anniversary we have brought you his most read books and his inspirational quotes.

The most read books of Rabindranath Tagore are listed below with their main concepts.

Gitanjali

Gitanjali, a collection of 157 poems, is one of the finest work of Rabindranath Tagore. He got the Nobel Prize for Gitanjali in 1913. The poems were originally written in Bengali and were later translated into English and other languages.

Gitabitan

Gitabitan is a compilation of over 2230 songs written by Rabindranath Tagore. His songs, popularly known as ‘Rabindra Sangeeth’, are inspiration to millions of people across the world.

Shesher Kabita

First released in a serialised form in the magazine ‘Probashi’, Shesher Kabita was published as a book in the year 1928. An epic love saga, Shesher Kabita portrays the platonic love of a matured couple and its complication.

Ghare Baire

The story of Ghare Baire (Home and World) represents a war between the western and eastern ideology. Tagore chose Swadeshi Movement as the backdrop for this novel and provided a deep insight into the Bengal history.

Choker Bali

Chokher Bali, literally – a grain of sand, is one of the most popular novels by Rabindranath Tagore. The story revolves around an extra-marital affair and depicts passion, desires, relationships and honesty in all its complexities. The novel was originally written in Bengali and ranslated into English and other languages.

Kabuliwallah

This one you must have read in your junior school textbooks. The story revolves around Kabuliwala, an Afghan vendor who came to Calcutta to earn a living, and the narrator’s five-year-old daughter.

These are few of his most read books. He has written 12 novels and almost all of them deserves our read. Now let’s read his inspirational quotes which are famous.

Top Inspirational quotes by Rabindranath Tagore

Born to Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi, Rabindranath Tagore had written best novels and quotes. Well the Gitanjali paved the way for Tagore, to win Nobel Laureate Prize in literature. He was the first Non European to be honoured with.

Here are some of his Inspirational words ..

1.I have spent a fortune traveling to distant shores and looked at lofty mountains and boundless oceans, and yet I haven’t found time to take a few steps from my house to look at a single dewdrop on a single blade of grass

2. That side of our existence whose direction is towards the infinite that seeks not wealth, but freedom and joy.

3.Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.

4.The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but that makes our life in harmony with all existence.

5.Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

6.Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.

7.If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.

8. The small wisdom is like water in a glass: clear, transparent, pure. The great wisdom is like the water in the sea: dark, mysterious, impenetrable.

9.We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.

And the milestone

10. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.

As a young minded team we too are inspired by Bard Of Bengal.

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