RABINDRANATH, THE GURUDEVA

RABINDRANATH, THE GURUDEVA Contrary to the popular perception that M.K. Gandhi reciprocated by addressing Rabindranath Tagore as ‘Gurudeva’ when Tagore addressed M.K.Gandhi as ‘Mahatma’, the particular coinage ‘Gurudeva’ was first introduced by Bramhabandhab Upadhyay as early as 1901 when Rabindranath …

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REALTIONS WITH SANTINIKETAN (Part-2)

ADDRESS OF PRADHANA: Jawaharlal Nehru: 23 December 1945 (On Convocation Day) ………It seems to me that it is not possible for Visva Bharati to provide an answer to all the life’s problems. It is enough that at least attempts to …

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RELATIONS WITH SANTINIKETAN (Part-1)

RELATIONS WITH SANTINIKETAN (Part-1) Preface: The relation of Santiniketan with it’s ex-students have not been studied exclusively. With a vast number of ex-students it is also quite difficult to collect responses from meaningful number of ex-students. However, a few poser …

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TRANSCRIBING RABINDRANATH FOR OCAMPO

TRANSCRIBING RABINDRANATH FOR VICTORIA OCAMPO The meeting of minds :Victoria Ocampo (1890-1979) and Rabindranath Tagore(1961-1941): The eldest of six sisters, Victoria Ocampo grew up in the privileged environment of the Argentine elite. Frequent trips to Europe and schooling in several …

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TRANSCRIBING RABINDRANATH FOR OCAMPO-ASANKA/PURAVI

TRANSCRIBING RABINDRANATH FOR VICTORIA OCAMPO ASANKA/PURAVI By KSHITIS ROY Contemplation: Victoria Ocampo once asked Rabindranath the meaning of ‘Puravi’ the book dedicated to Ocampo by Tagore. Rabindranath replied ‘It is named Puravi (The East in its feminine gender). This was sometime …

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TRANSCRIBING RABINDRANATH FOR OCAMPO-PURNATA/PURAVI

TRANSCRIBING RABINDRANATH FOR VICTORIA OCAMPO BY KSHITIS ROY Editors note: The book of poetry ‘PURAVI’ was dedicated to ‘Vijoya’ the Bengali synonym for Victoria Ocampo as poetically curved out by Rabindranath Tagore. Some transcriptions of Poems from Puravi was compiled …

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RABINDRANATH ON HIS 152TH BIRTHDAY

RABINDRANATH ON HIS 152TH BIRTHDAY The Dreams Rabindranath Tagore wrote in ‘Chitra’ at around 1896AD “A hundred years from today who are you, sitting, reading a poem of mine, under curiosity’s sway— a hundred years from today? To him I …

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THE BIRTHDAY SONGS

On the birthday of Rabindranath Tagore, a song he wrote just for this occasion: Contributed by: Dr Tapas Basu As Gurudeva’s birthday approached in 1941 (eventually the year of his demise) Tagore asked Shantidev Ghosh what was happening in Santiniketan …

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THE TAGORE CLAN: A HISTORY OF WEALTH

THE TAGORE CLAN: A HISTORY OF WEALTH FOREWORD: How we define wealth? The school textbook says ‘Health is Wealth’. The Marxists define wealth to be a commodity for distribution to all and sundry. The Capitalists define Wealth as a prized …

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HUMANISM:-DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BAULS & RABINDRANATH

HUMANISM:-DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BAULS & RABINDRANATH Spirituality remains a primordial force of both Rabindranath & the Bauls and Fakirs. The comparison between the two form of spirituality and their humanistic aspects can be an elaborate exercise; in fact plenty of material …

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