Tagore was the greatest poet and writer of all time. He is the one who is celebrated all over the world for his creativity. From music to art and drama to short stories to novels and paintings, this person’s creativity had never known limits. Besides being a writer, he was a philosopher as well, and all of his thoughts are still read and performed worldwide. He was the first-ever Indian to have won the Nobel prize in 1913 for his poetry book, Gitanjali. Today is the day India celebrates the birth of this man every year. May 7 might be his birth anniversary for everyone across the globe, but not for Bengalis. For Bengalis, it is celebrated on the day the Hindu calendar marks 25th Baisakh. This year, the 25th day of Baisakh has fallen on May 9, 2021. So, it is Rabindrajayanti for all today, except for the Bengalis. Pages like english.jagram.com and others have already started their celebration with Tagore’s works and their elaborations.
The early life of Tagore:
Kobiguru was born in May 7, 1961 at Jorasanko Thakurbari to one of the leaders of the Brahmo Samaj, Debendranath Thakur and Sarada Devi. He was the youngest son of his father and was brought up in an environment where culture, art, poetry, and music evolved. His mind was made on a cultural basis from early childhood. He wrote his first-ever poems at the age of eight and his first short stories and dramas at 16. His first substantial poetry was published with the pen-name Bhanushingho (or the Sun Lion). He also introduced a modern form of art and wrote about 2000 songs in his entire lifetime. He gave up the Knighthood offered by the British as a protest against the Jallianwalabagh massacre. Most of his schooling was done at home, after which he went abroad to study law at the university college in London, from which he dropped and learned works of writers like Shakespeare and others instead. His father’s dream of him becoming a barrister thus remained unfulfilled, but he won the hearts of others through his compositions like Gora, Ghore-Baire, and others. His thought process was ahead of his time, and so were his ideologies on the education system.
A tribute to this great man:
Biswyakobi was always of the idea that students should learn in an environment that gets their attention and will to study. He opened the Biswa Varati and the Shantiniketan, and these places still have a different culture where he and his works are celebrated. Biswa Varati teaches all forms of art, dance, music, and other forms of creativity and literature, and other subjects. Bengal has one entirely different form of dance, Rabindranritya, in his name. His poetry like “Where the mind is without fear” and others inspiring people to raise their voice and snatch independence are still recited worldwide. His poetry inspired several freedom fighters of Bengal. His act of tieing a yellow thread as a symbol of brotherhood and unity gave rise to the famously celebrated Rakhi-Purnima. Even today, his works are the symbols of love in Bengal, and the new generation of lovebirds still celebrates his poetry and songs as the deepest of the possible ways to showcase love.