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Essay by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan I conclude this series of posts about Rabindranath Tagore on his th birth anniversary with the essay of the philosopher, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the first Vice President of the Indian Republic.
It is in the same volume from which Jawaharlal Nehru's essay is taken: Radhakrishnan observes that Tradition is not only concord with the past but also freedom from the past. Tagore, says Radhakrishnan, perceived relationships hitherto unnoticed and gave humanity his vision of one world.
His aim was not to analyse or speculate about the Indian tradition. He expressed it in his own vivid phrases and homely metaphors and showed its relevance to modern life.
Tagore's words affirming a poet's receptiveness to God in the delight of the world and its creatures is recorded in these words: In conclusion, Radhakrishnan quotes a letter to Gandhi the poet wrote on 12 Aprilwith the following invocation: Give me the supreme courage of love, this is my prayer, the courage to speak, to do, to suffer at thy will, to leave all things or be left alone.
Read Radhakrishnan's entire essay by clicking below. The most renowned of all the poets that Asia has produced in recent times, his works have been translated in many languages and have inspired writers and scholars, lovers of art and literature in many countries. An artist of genius, he broke with previous tradition in poetry, music and painting.
Tradition is not only concord with the past but also freedom from the past. He perceived relationships hitherto unnoticed and gave humanity his vision of one world. His great gifts of imagination and art were used for fostering faith in the unity of man and forging bonds of kinship with others.
II The poet had a vital and radiant personality. Tall, stately, serene with flowing beard and curling hair, he made a deep impression on all those who met him. Ernest Rhys in his book Everyman Remembers writes: When I went into the hall as the maid opened the door, there paused on the threshold, a tal1, grey bearded figure attired in a close grey robe that fell to the feet.
For a moment I was abashed. It was as if the prophet Isaiah had come to one's door.The government of Sri Lanka will release on May 7, a postal stamp and first day cover on Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, on the occasion of his th birth anniversary celebrations.
Rabindranath, now approaching 60, devoted himself steadfastly to the work of building up his Visva-Bharati. The level of education was raised from that of primary education in Brahmacharyasrama to that of higher research and independent academic work.
Marking Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore's th birth anniversary, to be celebrated next year, Department of Music, Dhaka University kicked off a yearlong programme through a seminar and a.
Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore was born on May 9, in an affluent family in the Jorasanko Mansion in Kolkata. His parents were Debendranath Tagore and Sarada monstermanfilm.comranath Tagore was born in Calcutta, India into a wealthy Brahmin family.
May 07, · th Birth Anniversary of Tagore Tributes to Gurudev! Today is Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, India Post will issue two special postage stamps on this occasion. Tagore and Hisindia Literature Rabindranath Tagore Tagore and His India by Amartya Sen* Voice of Bengal Rabindranath Tagore, who died in at the age of eighty, is a towering figure in the millennium-old literature of Bengal.