Rabindranath Tagore:. A genius who was born 150 years ago in India. 2011 marks Tagore’s 150 th birth anniversary. As this 150 th birth anniversary nears Tagore remains largely unknown to audiences in North America But many of Tagore’s thoughts and messages are very meaningful for us today.
A genius who was born 150 years ago in India
the first non-European ever to win the Nobel Prize in 1913
We will call him Tagore
Let us learn a little about him
Nobel Prize for literature
There is creativity in all of us
Take courage and be who you are, express yourself, let the world say what it wishes
Fight for what you believe in
If they are afraid and cower mutely facing the wall... open thy mind and speak out alone ...”
Tagore’s famous song that inspired Gandhi. Tagore is the one who first called him “Mahatma”, (the great soul). Gandhi called Tagore ‘the great sentinel’
humanity and nature
“I feel that once upon a time I was at one with the rest of the earth, that grass grew green upon me, that the autumn sun fell on me and under its rays the warm scent of youth wafted from every pore of my far-flung evergreen body...”
He wished to see every person fulfil this potential
As he said....