First Indian To Win Nobel Prize (Rabindranath Tagore, biography)
Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian who won Nobel Prize in literature for his poems in the book “Geetanjali”. He was a great Philosopher, Poet, Musician, Educator and Writer. Rabindranath Tagore was as well a freedom fighter. Tagore’s poems, short stories and plays are still today very well-liked among people.
Childhood of Tagore
Rabindranath was the youngest son of social activist Debendranath Tagore. Debendranath founded ‘Brahmo-Samaj’, along with his social activist friend Raja Ram Mohan Roy. Tagore was taught at his home. At the age of 17 he was then sent for further education to England. He did not finish his studies in London and came back to Bengal.
Grandfather of Rabindranath had established an extraordinary domain for himself. After his passing, Rabindranath Tagore took care of his estates. Tagore was additionally involved in several kinds of literary activities and such venture expanded his enthusiasm for social changes.
Tagore as a Writer
He began his own school at ‘Shantiniketan’ and it was depended on the idea of “Upanishads” writing. Tagore was acclaimed a lot when his magnificent poems were interpreted and published in the western nations.
Rabindranath Tagore had written several poems, short stories and plays and some of them are
Rabindranath Tagore had written several dramas, musical dramas, essays of several types, travel diaries, as well as autobiographies. For his collection of beautiful poems in the book “Geetanjali”, Rabindranath Tagore got Nobel Prize in literature. Tagore was the only person who didn’t belonged to the western nations and who received Nobel Prize. Because of this honor Tagore became very well-known all around the globe. Rabindranath Tagore was also knighted by the King George V of Britain.
In 1919, all the more then 400 Indian demonstrators were slaughtered by British troops in Jallianwalla Baugh slaughter. Rabindranath was likewise a flexibility contender and a staunch rival of the British sultanate because of this unlawful demonstration he had turned out to be upset to the point that he gave back his Knighthood to British Government.
In the year 1919, over 400 Indian protesters were shot by the British Army in the Jallianwalla Baugh. As a freedom fighter and a big opponent of the British rule in India he became very upset due to the massacre and returned the Knighthood award to the British Government.