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Budding Poet

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was the 14th child of Debendranath Tagore (1817-1905) and Sarada Devi (1830-1875). As Rabindranath’s biographer K. Kripalani remarked, "When the child was born the event, however, seemed of little significance" (Kripalani, 1980, 33). His stature as the most important member of…

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Bijlert, Victor van, “Tagore”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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