Rabindranath Tagore

[Gurudev] (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941 / Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India)

Comments about Rabindranath Tagore

  • Franz Tieber (7/22/2016 2:07:00 AM)

    Instead of introducing myself anywhere else I`d prefer to do so here at this thread, because it is Tagore, whom I like very much.
    Nr.17 of his Gitanjali, for me is so levying, that yesterday I tried a first draft of it in German, although, certainly several translations into German may exist.

    Nur die Liebe ist´s, auf die ich warte.
    Um mich am Ende
    in Seine Hände
    zu legen.

    ist es spät geworden; deswegen
    meine Pflichtvergessenheit und Schuld.

    Gesetze legt man vor
    und Kodizes, auf dass ich mich beugte.
    Indes: ich weiche aus - ich weiche aus:
    damit mich die Liebe fände
    in der Schale Seiner Hände.

    Sie stellen mich bloß
    und nennen mich verantwortungslos -
    kein Zweifel - sie haben recht...

    Da neigt sich der Tag
    und das Geschäft hat ein Ende.
    Wer nach mir gerufen hat - vergeblich -
    ist im Zorn entschwunden.

    Doch die Liebe lässt mich nicht los
    und nach wie vor
    warte ich auf die Liebe
    hinein in Seine Hände.

    Nachdichtung: (C) 2016 Franz Tieber

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  • Anita Sharma Anita Sharma (10/20/2015 7:09:00 PM)

    one of my fav.poet, lov every bit of his work

  • Deepak Varma (6/22/2015 7:52:00 PM)

    It is a better and good man he rote nice poem & all poem is inspiration

  • Deepankar Chakraborty Deepankar Chakraborty (5/24/2015 1:00:00 AM)

    লহ প্রণাম হে মহামানব।।

  • Deepankar Chakraborty Deepankar Chakraborty (5/24/2015 1:00:00 AM)

    লহ প্রণাম হে মহামানব।।

  • Shyamal Das (5/8/2015 1:21:00 PM)

    I like you..

  • p.a. noushad p.a. noushad (5/8/2015 12:33:00 PM)

    Dear I like your mystic verses very much.

  • M. Emad (11/14/2014 8:54:00 PM)


    UNESCO declared 2011 as the year of Rabindranath Tagore and his 150th birth anniversary were celebrated all across the globe including Germany, Japan, Italy, Russia and China. Bangladesh and India had arranged a year-long joint commemorative programmes both at government and non-governmental levels. However, little was heard from Pakistan.

    Ironically, Tagore’s writing became an indicator of tolerance of a society. Tagore’s writing was banned and burned in Nazi-occupied Europe, Fascist Italy and Imperial Japan. Tagore was once banned in Communist Russia and China. Tagore became a target from all directions in pre-1971 Pakistan. Finally in 1971, Tagore became a matter of ‘life and death’ in Pakistan Army occupied Bangladesh. Pakistan’s fury knew no bound when the Bangladesh (Mujib Nagar) Government-in-Exile adopted ‘Amar Sonar Bangla’ as the National Anthem of Bangladesh in May 1971. Tagore experts at Universities were selectively targeted and killed by the Pakistan Army and Al-Badr Killing Squads. I remember my mother tore pages from a thick book and threw into oven fire during a house to house search in old-Dhaka city by Pakistan Army (probably October/November 1971) — a (Tagore’s) volume was mistakenly not destroyed till then.

    State-sponsor manipulation of religion is nothing new in Pakistan. But during 1980′s the military rulers in Pakistan adopted a US plan funded (mainly) by Saudi Arabia — the radicalisation of the society and defence forces (to subdue the communist Russia in Afghanistan and neighbouring countries) . Over the years radical and militant ideas rooted deeply in Pakistan society. Civil society, media and intellectuals seems cowed into submission and radical jihadist become uncontrollable for its creators. Nuclear armed Pakistan’s trajectory is now defined by the radicals. This cause panic in US and rest of the world. Now the US has came up with ‘de-radicalisation’ plan which include the promotion of Sufism (Sufi teachings, Sufi music, Sufi Universities etc.) . Many doubt if ‘Sufi therapy’ would work for Pakistan at this late stage but there is no harm in trying it. The core of Sufism — peace, love, tolerance, enlightenment — and Tagore’s philosophy are essentially the same. Like the Sufis, Tagore has message for the soul.

    So, I request the Bangladesh and Indian governments and non-governmental cultural organizations to include Pakistan in their joint celebrations of Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary and beyond.

    -M. Emad

  • Ronjoy Brahma Ronjoy Brahma (10/16/2014 6:14:00 AM)

    My favorite indian poet, i really like his poetry

  • Rishabh Dev (7/7/2014 2:37:00 PM)

    poets from the universe dare not to stand before thee.. Gurudev
    all looks like pupil of thine..

Best Poem of Rabindranath Tagore

Where The Mind Is Without Fear

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake

Read the full of Where The Mind Is Without Fear

The Gardener Iv: Ah Me

Ah me, why did they build my
house by the road to the market
They moor their laden boats near
my trees.
They come and go and wander at
their will.
I sit and watch them; my time
wears on.

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