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Summary Of The Book
Geetanjali, the illustrious work of Rabindranath Tagore will always remain a memorable piece of work for generations to come. The original Bengali book had 157 poems and it was published in the year 1910. Its English version, which was translated by Tagore himself, has a collection of 103 poems and it was published in the year 1912. This masterpiece by the multi-talented and highly acclaimed poet definitely deserves to reach the widest possible audience.
The word Geetanjali is a fusion of two words, geet, which means song, and anjali, which means offering. Geetanjali broadly means an offering of songs. Geetanjali (Hindi) is a precise Hindi translation of the original version and it communicates the essence and spirit of the original book to the readers. For this reason, the Hindi version is said to be as good as the original.
Metaphysical elements, images, and myriad themes abound in Geetanjali (Hindi). Tagore's innermost feelings and views about life and nature reach readers through his poems. His poems transport them to a completely different world, making the words of his poems linger in their mind forever.
For his work Geetanjali, Rabindranath Tagore received the Nobel Prize in Literature in the year 1913.
About Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore was not just a poet, he was also a short story writer, dramatist, novelist, painter, essayist, and song composer.
Tagore has innumerable works to his credit, both in Bengali and in English. Some of his popular books are Sanchaita, The Post Office, The Home And The World, Galpa Guchho, Neejer Katha, Chokher Bali, and Gora. A number of other books compiling his short stories and poems have also been published.
This famous Bengali poet was the youngest of thirteen children. He never liked attending school and hated formal education. Tagore made his nation proud by becoming the first non-European to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. He is considered one of the most outstanding creative artists of modern India.