You shall remain forever in my heart Even when you are silent Even if the dense full-moon midnight Seems even more quieter than you. You shall pour in glory and sweetest odour, Embellish the springs of my juvenile bloom Craft my life, a teardrop on leaves, My earthly universe with the silvery glow Of the quietest full-moon midnight. Your doleful eyes shall … [Read more...]
Tagore modernised Bengali art by spurning rigid classical forms and resisting linguistic strictures. His novels, stories, songs, dance-dramas, and essays spoke to topics political and personal. Gitanjali (Song Offerings), Gora (Fair-Faced) and Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World) are his best-known works, and his verse, short stories, and novels were acclaimed—or panned—for their lyricism, colloquialism, naturalism, and unnatural contemplation. His compositions were chosen by two nations as national anthems: India's Jana Gana Mana and Bangladesh's Amar Shonar Bangla. The Sri Lankan national anthem was inspired by his work.