Rabindra Nath Tagore: All about Rabindra Sangeet – poems, songs, national anthems and more

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Rabindra Sangeet is famous the world over. Tagore was the composer of various songs and poems. Tagore played a very important role in the music of Bengal. Rabindra Nath Tagore was also a talented painter and played a vital role in modernizing Bengali art. Know the importance of Rabindra Sangeet, songs, and poems.

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Importance of Rabindra Sangeet, songs and poems

Rabindra Nath Tagore birth date
Rabindra Nath Tagore was born on 07 May 1861 in Calcutta (now Kolkata).

Importance of Rabindra Sangeet, songs and poems
The Rabindra music is mostly based on Hindustani classical music, Classical Music, and the inherent Folk music of Bengal. Tagore created six new taals (rhythms) because he felt the traditional taals existing at that time could not do justice and were coming in the way of the smooth narrative of the lyrics.

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How many songs did Rabindranath Tagore write?
Rabindranath Tagore composed more than 2,230 songs. His songs are known as Rabindrasangit. In 1931, Gitabitan was first published which was completed in 3 volumes. He introduced the best of Indian culture to the West and traveled to more than thirty countries across five continents.

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How many national anthems did Rabindranath Tagore write?
Rabindranath Tagore is the only known person who wrote the national anthems of two different countries. He wrote the national anthem for India, “Jana Gana Mana” and “Amar Sonar Bangla”, the national anthem for Bangladesh.

The first novel of Rabindranath Tagore
The first novel written by Rabindranath Tagore was “Bou Thakuranir Hath”.

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Tagore’s relationship with Gandhi and Einstein
Tagore and Gandhi had great love and respect for each other. It was Tagore who honored the title ‘Mahatma’ on the father of the nation. Tagore described Einstein, “There was nothing stiff about him – there was no intellectual aloofness. He seemed to be a man who valued human relationships”

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Rabindranath Tagore death date
Rabindranath Tagore died on August 7, 1941, aged 80 after a prolonged illness.

Nobel Prize winner
Tagore became the first non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. In 1905, he received the Nobel award for his work in Geetanjali.

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Importance of Rabindra Sangeet – Tagore sangeet classification

Tagore sangeet has been classified into 6 categories based on the taste of each song:

Poojaa Paryaa
These songs comprise devotional songs.

Prem Paryaa
Prem Paryaa includes songs of love.

Prakriti Paryaa
The songs are sung in each season.

Swadesh Paryaa
Patriotic songs in honor of our motherland, India.

Bichitra Paryaa
Miscellaneous songs were written to cater to the whims and fancies.

Aanushthanik Paryaa
These are songs for specific occasions like death, marriage, tree plantation, harvest festivals, etc.

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