Rabindranath Tagore (1860-1940) won the Nobel Prize in literature 1913 for his anthology of poems titled Gitanjali, Song Offerings (a compilation of different collections containing only 53 of the original Bengali Gitānjalī) was the first Nobel laureate from outside Europe, representing India and thus the first Nobel Prize of the Far East. Venerated as a Poet and Writer who excelled in different genres, he was in fact an Educator pioneering a new school system, a Thinker, a Reformer and Revolutionary – as well as a world Traveller; a Painter as well as a political Activist; a land Reformer just as much as a highly rated Messenger between East and West whose encounters with the Greats of all continents fuelled the much needed Dialog of Cultures and Civilizations. His interest in science had him meet with Einstein; lesser is known about his meeting with Heisenberg (1927), one of the founding fathers of quantum physics. Two of his poems have become national anthems (for India and Bangladesh), and the school and university he founded (Visva-Bharati) are still reputed institutions.
Rabindranath TagoreAnimaViva Publishing2019-08-04T06:25:05+00:00