Biography of Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore was born in the year 1941. He died on August 7, 1941. He was a great poet and a great human being too. Rabindranath Tagore is the son of Debendranath Tagore who was a leader of the Brahma Samaj. Rabindranath Tagore was never send to school for education, he was educated in home only. At the age of 17 Rabindranath Tagore was sent to England for higher education but there he did not complete his education. He was very much interested in Social Reforms.
Rabindranath started a new school in Shantiniketan where he introduced his own new ideas of education. There he introduced new form of education for the children which not only included bookish knowledge but taught his students all kinds of behavior and other knowledge and culture. Very soon this school of him became famous. The school today also exists in Shantiniketan, Bolpur, West Bengal.
Rabindranath Tagore participated in many Nationalist Movements. Rabindranath Tagore was also knighted but within few years he resigned from that honor which was given to him as a protest against the British government as the British Government ill treated with the Indians.
Rabindranath Tagore was a great poet and wrote many poems in his native language Bengali. He wrote brilliant poems in Bengali which got huge fame and the poems also reached to the other countries. This made him popular through out the world and Rabindranath Tagore became the voice of the Indians through his poems as he wrote many poems based on the struggle of the Indians.Some of his great poems are Manasi (1890) [The Ideal One], Sonar Tari (1894) [The Golden Boat], Gitanjali (1910) [Song Offerings], Gitimalya (1914) [Wreath of Songs], and Balaka (1916) [The Flight of Cranes].
Noble prize given to Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore was awarded the Noble Prize in the year 1913. The reason for awarding him the noble prize was "because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West". The noble prize given to Rabindranath Tagore was not only a matter of pride for Rabindranath Tagore but to all the Indians and specially to the Bengalis.