Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore was one of the most important writers in 20th-century Indian literature. Among his expansive and impressive body of work, . Gitanjali – Profound spiritual poems of Rabindranath Tagore written after a period of great turmoil, during which he lost much of his family. But though these prose translations from Rabindranath Tagore have stirred my blood as nothing has for years, I shall not know anything of his life, and of the.

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The work was originally written in Bengali published over different Bengali books on poetry from where poems have been picked, compiled and consolidated in this book.

I never knew what it felt like to be in love, but it had to be something like what I was feeling at that moment because it felt so wonderful; almost as if my heart would burst out with happiness. What I adore about these poems is that he geetbanjali to the deity, and though many believe in different deities, his words are universal and completely transferable to tagoree own relationship with some higher power: Be like the child.

Thank You for Your Contribution! Passionately championing the dream that all his countrymen shared at that point in time, he etches out in this beautiful poem the country he wants to breathe in: Although now that I have finished reading it, I do not recollect each of the poems but there are a few that I shall always remember.

The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. As a matter of fact,he took my fancy more when I had a nun student who recommended this book since it is her most favorite book. And when my work shall be done in this world, O King of kings, alone and speechless shall I stand before thee face to face. But when the translated version in English was published in by the India Society of London, it took only 50 poems from the original text. I read it everyday, aloud, to let those words sink into my heart with their weight of beauty.


Tagore, like the Indian civilization itself, has been content to discover the soul and surrender himself to its spontaneity. There was a time when I stopped reading all other books, it was just Geetanjali for me. At every moment the heart of this poet flows outward to these without derogation or condescension, for it has known that they will understand; and it has filled itself with the circumstance of their lives.

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He was a spiritual man, and his poems depict that love. Tagore wanted to show his strong devotion to God by singing Him beautiful songs he drew from the deepest part of his heart. Death-dealing waves sing meaningless ballads to the children, even like a mother while rocking her baby’s cradle.

Many a man knocked at my door and asked for her and turned away in despair. In his lifespan of 80 years, he wrote many poems, dramas and novellas, which bore his distinct trademark: Here is an example: I have roamed from country to country keeping her in the core of my heart, and around her have risen and fallen the growth and decay of my life. Jan 17, Bo rated it really liked it. Bob Dylan, American folksinger who moved from folk to rock music in the s, infusing the lyrics of….

They know not how to swim, they know not how to cast nets.

Lists with This Book. Tempest roams in the pathless sky, ships get wrecked in the trackless water, death is abroad and children play.

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You should read them and experience that joy of reading a mystic yourself, that is all I can say. In many verses we sense his desperation of being united with his Lord, how he offers his everything for the singular cause. Song Offerings by Rabindranath Tagore.

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His creation tagoee be a marked by an awareness of its fragility, but he is not marked by an awareness of sin. Tagore Alas why are my nights all thus lost? There are times when I languidly linger and times when I awaken and hurry in search of my goal; but cruelly thou hidest thyself from before me. Bid me farewell, my brothers!

View all 5 comments. It is a great occasion to submerge the soul in the eternal atgore. I have carried the manuscript of these translations about with me for days, reading it in railway trains, or on the top of omnibuses and in restaurants, and I have often had to close it lest some stranger would see how much it moved me.

Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore

It could be a perfect inspirational book for religious people who believe in their callings. Walaupun ada beberapa puisi yang kadangkala menyuntik rasa ghairah untuk mendalami tetapi saya rasakan penterjemah kurang menyengat dalam menyampaikan puisi-puisi penyair dari Bengali ini. He tells him ‘ I read Tagore,every day to forget the troubles in the world’. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in “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.

View all 34 comments. I tabore at her in awe; she looked immensely happy, almost in bliss. On the seashore of endless worlds is the great meeting of children. A beautiful read overall.