Horse drawn carriages filled the roads, raising dust, rope whips goading the emaciated beasts into motion. There were no trams, buses or cars. The days passed unhurriedly; work did not consume every waking hour. The men went to work, chewing paan and after a leisurely draw on their hookahs. Some went by palanquin, others took a ride in a shared carriage. The carriages of the wealthy had coats of arms, canopies of leather and liveried coachmen fore and aft, their sudden warnings startling the pedestrians into alertness.
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Family background[ edit ] Tagore was born at No. As a child, Tagore lived amidst an atmosphere where literary magazines were published, musical recitals were held, and theatre performed. The Jorasanko Tagores were indeed at the center of a large and art-loving social group. Another brother, Satyendranath , was the first ethnically Indian member appointed to the elite and formerly all-white Indian Civil Service.
Yet another brother, Jyotirindranath Tagore , was a talented musician, composer, and playwright. For the first decade or so of his life, Tagore remained distant from his father, who was frequently away touring northern India, England, and other places.
He thereby grew increasingly restless for the outside world, open spaces, and nature. Further, Tagore was ordered about the house by servants in a period he would later designate as a "servocracy".
If any boy is asked to give an account of what is awakened in him by such knocking, he will probably say something silly. For what happens within is much bigger than what comes out in words.
Those who pin their faith on university examinations as the test of education take no account of this. At age eleven, Tagore underwent the upanayan coming-of-age rite: he and two relatives were shaved bald and sent into retreat, where they were to chant and meditate. They first made for Shantiniketan "Abode of Peace" , a family estate acquired in by Debendranath composed of two rooms set amidst a mango grove, trees, and plants.
There was no servant rule, and the only ring which encircled me was the blue of the horizon, drawn around these [rural] solitudes by their presiding goddess.
Within this I was free to move about as I chose. Tagore took a break from his readings for a noontime meal; thereafter, Tagore was to continue his studies, although he was often allowed to fall asleep. In early October , Tagore traveled to England with the intent of becoming a barrister. However, he never completed his degree, leaving England after staying just over a year. This exposure to English culture and language would later percolate into his earlier acquaintance with Bengali musical tradition, allowing him to create new modes of music, poetry, and drama.
Early life of Rabindranath Tagore
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What kind of feeling went through my mind while standing in the balcony facing the road is only known to my heart. Questions about this product. Tagore family Dwarkanath Ramanath Debendranath. Views Read Edit View history. It become a university in From the wide roads we could hear the gloomy voice of the mango-seller.
List of works by Rabindranath Tagore
Sometimes the imaginary road moves through the dense jungle. Chelebela by Rabindranath Tagore Reading a book is a very good habit and also a time pass. In taglre days, when the day got over, the excess portion of work used to wrap itself in a black blanket under the darkness of the city. The security guard Mukundolal is sprawling outside with the blind wrestler and is trying to entrap him with his skills. The Cult of the Charkha.