Gitanjali

Tagore's legacy in Bangladesh

Rabindranath Tagore's 'Shilaidah Kuthibari' and ‘Shahzadpur Kachharibari’ inspired some of his most celebrated literary works ranging from poetry to spiritual songs, which includes the translation of Gitanjali around 1912.

August 6, 2021
August 6, 2021

Tagore’s Gitabitan and the bookshelf of a Bengali household

It has been 80 years today since Rabindranath Tagore, a Bengali polymath, poet, composer and the first Bengali Nobel Laureate, breathed his last. In these 80 years, much has changed in the world, including the modernisation of his compositions. Tagore’s songs—Rabindra Sangeet, as they are known—are still popular amongst Bengali music lovers. A quick search on YouTube will lead to the traditional renditions that we have grown up with, along with the younger lots reinterpreting the songs into acoustic, unplugged, and piano renditions. Tagore’s music lives on and he lives on through his music.

May 8, 2016
May 8, 2016

Tagore's legacy in Bangladesh

Rabindranath Tagore's 'Shilaidah Kuthibari' and ‘Shahzadpur Kachharibari’ inspired some of his most celebrated literary works ranging from poetry to spiritual songs, which includes the translation of Gitanjali around 1912.