Did Rabindranath Tagore really deserve a Nobel Prize?

Did Rabindranath Tagore really deserve a Nobel Prize?

Tagore did not return the Nobel prize. He returned kinghthood in protest against the Jalianwalabagh massacre. Another misconception needs to be cleared – Nobel for Literature is not given for any particular book, like the Booker prize or Pulitzer prize etc. It is given to an author for his or her entire life’s work.

Why was Rabindranath Tagore called Gurudev?

Rabindranath Tagore, also written Rabindranatha Thakura, (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early

Why did Rabindranath Tagore get knighthood?

Rabindranath was conferred Knighthood on 3 Jun 1915, the date of birth of 5th George in recognition of the name he has established in India and Europe and of his genius as a poet. Rabindranath Tagore discarded this Title of Knighthood for the inhuman act of British Government in Jallianwalabag in 1919.

Why did Rabindranath Tagore get the Nobel Prize?

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1913 was awarded to Rabindranath Tagore “because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West”.

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