Questions tagged [rabindranath-tagore]

Questions about the works of Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) or his life as a writer. He was a Bengali poet, dramatist, and novelist, best known for the poetry collection 'Gitanjali' (1910).

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How does Irishness affect subject-formation and national identification in Kipling's *Kim* and Tagore's *Gora*?

Rudyard Kipling's Kim (1901) and Rabindranath Tagore's Gora (1910) have several parallels. Each is about an Irish orphan who passes for Indian. Each is also a Bildungsroman, portraying their ...
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What is the relationship between Tagore's poems and his song lyrics?

Rabindranath Tagore composed and wrote the lyrics for approximately 2,200 songs, collectively known as Rabindra Sangeet, "Rabindra music". These songs remain immensely popular in India and ...
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Why does Tagore not consistently use ‘thou’ when addressing the supreme being in Gitanjali?

The large majority of poems in the English version of Tagore's Gitanjali address a supreme being. Tagore uses the pronouns "thou", "thee" and "thy" in almost all of these ...
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What does the sword represent in poem 52 of Tagore's English Gitanjali?

In poem 52 of Tagore's English version of Gitanjali, a female persona speaks of a gift that a man or lover left her: What token left of thy love? It is no flower, no spices, no vase of perfumed water....
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Is Tagore's Chokher Bali a novel that illustrates the workings of mimetic desire?

Rabindranath Tagore's novel Chokher Bali (published in 1903) describes the relationships of four individuals: Mahendra, his wife Asha, his life-long friend Bihari and Binodini. The novel's title can ...