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Essay, Paragraph or Speech on “Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore” Complete English Essay, Speech for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore


Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore was the most famous poet of India. He was born on 6th May 1861 in a rich family of Thakurs in Bengal. He had to take care of his family because his mother passed away when he was very young. Rabindranath was brought up in discipline and in a strict environment. His upbringing was mostly in the hands of the servants. Though his childhood was not so happy, he wanted to be carefree, dreamy and thoughtful. He started growing interest in nature.

He did not like conservative schooling. According to him, the schools of his times were dull and one had to follow the set rules. He received his education at home. He received the first impressions of the Upanishads under the direction of his father. Gradually, he created interest and started reading the works of medieval mystics and the Vaishnav poets of India.

In 1877, at the age of sixteen he went to England in order to study law. He returned to India without doing anything. Writing poems had attracted him from an early age of fifteen. His poems were praised and he received fame. His thoughts and feelings could be reflected through his poems. His early poems were given the title of `Morning Songs’.Before he turned eighteen, he had succeeded in publishing over six thousand lines of verses and a great quantity of prose. He came to be known as the ‘Lapsing Poet’ and the Bengali Shelley’.

Rabindranath was a great patriotic. He spoke against narrow nationalistic beliefs. He wrote vigorous political poems, essays and songs. Although Rabindranath was a good friend of British for their qualities of discipline and leadership, he fought against their rule in India. He always left a deep and unforgettable impression on everything around him. His philosophic way to lead life not only won him great fame in India but also around the world.

Late 1910s and early 1920s saw progressive years in literacy activities. In 1909, Gitanjali, a book in Bengali poetry was published. For this book, he won the Noble prize for literature. In 1901, he founded a school called Shantiniketan’. His school won him international fame. He wanted to make this school a model of the old Indian tradition of ‘Gurukul’. He was also awarded Knighthood for his service to art and literature. However, as a mark of protest against the British rule in India, he resigned it.

This great master of literature passed away on 7th August 1941. Honoured as a renowned world poet, educationalist, artist, freedom fighter, actor, novelist, playwright, philosopher and social reformer he was a proud son of India.


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