Rabindranath Tagore (southasiajournal.net)

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Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian writer, composer, philosopher, social reformer and painter..

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He reshaped Bengali literature and music as well as Indian art.

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He was born in Calcutta, India, on May 7, 1861.

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Rabindranath Tagore started writing poetry at an early age of 8 years.

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Gitanjali, Gora and Ghare-Baire are his best-known works.

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Tagore published numerous novels, short stories, plays, letters, essays, memoirs and criticism.

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He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 and was the first non-European.

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