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A Poet And Beyond – Rabindranath Tagore

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A mesmerizing poet, a captivating novelist, a philosopher, an educationist, Rabindranath Tagore is the man who truly deserves the accolade of the world. This Bengali polymath was the first Non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his literary works. He had a plethora of knowledge on the various field of art, literature and also architecture. He is one of the few personages who stood by the ilk of greatness, mastering in every area. Apart from his great works in the field of art and literature, he largely contributed to aesthetics and architecture. Tagore’s thoughts on design were based on the principle of ‘More lights and more space,’ and he adopted this philosophy from the Japanese culture of wabi-sabi.  He was greatly inspired by this Japanese style of modernistic living after visiting Japan innumerable times. This concept of wabi-sabi portrayed an essence of rustic simplicity, freshness or quietness molded with serenity or beauty that comes with age. It focused on living amidst nature and in loneliness. Rabindranath Tagore, being a loner, was profoundly influenced by this theme. After returning to India from Japan, he had directly set his feet in Shantiniketan and began experimenting. Being a modernist and nature-lover himself,…

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