by Rabindranath Tagore
Number Of Pages: 62
Publisher: Niyogi Books Pvt. Ltd.
Author: Rabindranath Tagore
One of the greatest works of poetry in the modern times, Tagore’s Gitanjali was originally published in Bengali on August 14, 1910 as a collection of 157 poems. However, while translating it in English later on, Gurudev, as Tagore was popularly know as, shortened it to a collection of 103 poems which included 53 poems from the original ‘Gitanjali’ and 50 other poems from nine of his other books that included those from his famous drama ‘Achalyatan’, ‘Naibedya’, ‘Kheya’ and ‘Gitimalya’.
The translated version of Gitanjali, meaning ‘an offering of songs’ soon became very famous and was widely translated.
The English version of Gitanjali was first published in 1912’s November by India Society of London and in 1913, Tagore was honoured with the famous Nobel Prize for Literature, the first ever India to receive the coveted award and the first non-European to get it.About the author:
Rabindranath Tagore: The first Nobel Laureate from India and the first non-European Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore was an acknowledged author, playwright, musician, painter as well as a world renowned poet. A Bengali polymath who reshaped the country’s music and literature, Rabindranath Tagore had also received the British Knighthood which he later surrendered as a protest against the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.