Monday, 23 July 2018

Essay on My favourite author Rabindranath Tagore

Essay on My favourite author Rabindranath Tagore

My favourite author Rabindranath Tagore
Introduction : I have read many books by different authors. But I like Shakespeare and John Bernard Shaw among English authors. ‘Dinkar’ Nirala and Tagore are my favourites among Indian authors. But I like Rabindranath Tagore most. He is one of the greatest poets in the world.

Birth and life of Tagore : Rabindranath Tagore belongs to a very respectable family of Bengal. He was born on 7th May 1861 at Jorsanko in Kolkata. His father's name was Shri devendranath Tagore. Rabindranath Tagore received elementary education at two schools of Kolkata. They were ‘The Oriental seminary’ and ‘Calcutta normal.’ Tagore sailed for England in 1871 for higher education. He joined the University of London. Tagore’s family life was very sad. He was married in 1888 but his wife died in 1902. His second daughter died in 1904. His father passed away in 1907. These sad events in life made Tagore more and more religious.

A great writer : Rabindranath was a great writer. He was the editor of several magazines. Tagore's Gitanjali is one of his best books. Some English poets like WB Yeats and stoford Brook praised Tagore's Gitanjali. His poems combine the tender humanity with a deep religious touch. He was awarded the Nobel Prize by the Swedish Academy, balka and Purabi are his great creations. One of his greatest poetical dramas is Chitrangada. He also wrote some beautiful short stories.

A great love for India : Rabindranath was a great lover of India. He raised his voice against the Britishers. He fought the war for freedom through his writings. Tagore was a great educationist also. He founded the Vishwa Bharati in 1901. He wanted to make India a home of culture and education. It has become the famous university of the world.
But this great son of India died on 7th August 1941. Tagore is my favourite author. He was a writer, educationist, social reformer and patriot all combine in one.

As a seer : Rabindranath was a seer. He was born to rule the hearts of men and lead them from darkness to light, from ignorance to knowledge. His message had a Universal appeal. He taught us to love nature in most intimate moods to be in communion which has enriched the literature that he has gave us. He brought nature and man most closely together. He preferred the modern ideas of freedom in education and contact with nature. No one in any quarter of the globe was there to whom freedom meant more in instruction in intimate contact with nature. He radiated his message to strive for freedom of speech and expression. Ravindranath not only loved India with devotion but he was proud of her physical beauties. He said about his motherland “My country that is forever India, the country of my fathers the country of my children, my country has given me life and strength. I shall be born in India again with all her poverty, misery and wretchedness, I love India most.” He believed that Mere patriotism was not enough. He inspired his countrymen that patriotism should be form the taint of narrow parochialism. We should place our love for mankind above all attachments. He taught us to find the beauty of human relationship here and now, in the daily life of common people. Nationalism must lead to International internationalism. Man must love man wherever he is. It is with this ideal which he preached tirelessly. He founded Visvabharati and made it the centre of international studies. The ideal of Visvabharati is “Where the whole world becomes a nest.”

His love for children : Above all, was Rabindranath’s love for children. he used to lose himself in joy when he taught little children. he was indeed a Gurudev, a great teacher on this earth. to more than a generation of Indians he stands in the position of a great teacher who taught them to learn a beautiful language to the finer shades of poetic art. he opened up to us beauties of nature in a way which no one else did before. he depicted The Infinite varieties of life for us and taught us to laugh and weep at them. he has given a philosophy of life which is sublime.

Protector of self esteem- He tried to raise the stature of self respect in generation through inspiration. The one poem which inspires me is:
Where the mind is without fear and head is held high; 
Where knowledge is free 
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by 
Narrow domestic walls; 
Where words come out from the depths of truth; 
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection: 
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; 
Where the mind is led forward by into ever widening though and action 

Into that heaven of freedom, My Father, let my country awake.

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