Author: Alexey Leonov
Location: ETNOMIR Cultural Education Center
“The fish in the water is silent, the animal on the earth is noisy, the bird in the air is singing, But Man has in him the silence of the sea, the noise of the earth and the music of the air”.
Indian writer, poet, composer, artist, public figure.
Poetry of Tagore was perceived as spiritual literature. Tagoreэs art has shaped the literature and music of Bengal. All his life he fought for social justice, for the right of the humiliated to dignity, the right of poor for material well-being, the right of citizens for self-government, the right of ignorant for knowledge, the right of children for unhindered development, and women for equal status. The religion he professed was the Religion of Man; the renunciation he proclaimed was a renunciation of the low passions of greed and hatred; the freedom he struggled for was the freedom of a human from everything that suppresses him. He was the first among non-Europeans to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Tagore founded the Visva-Bharati University and the Institute of Rural Reconstruction, anticipated many concepts of the modern education system. His personal life is as pure and noble as his poems. Mahatma Gandhi called him “the Great Guardian, the conscience of his people.” A whole generation of Indian writers and artists experienced his influence.
WORKS Evening Songs, Morning Songs, “The Religion of Man”, “The Royal Sage”, “The Golden Boat”, “The Home and the World”.