Navigation

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore, a leader of the Brahmo Samaj, which was a new religious sect in nineteenth-century Bengal and which attempted a revival of the ultimate monistic basis of Hinduism as laid down in the Upanishads . He was educated at home; and although at seventeen he was sent to England for formal schooling, he did not finish his studies there. In his mature years, in addition to his many-sided literary activities, he managed the family estates, a project which brought him into close touch with common humanity and increased his interest in social reforms. He also started an experimental school at Shantiniketan where he tried his Upanishadic ideals of education. From time to time he participated in the Indian nationalist movement, though in his own non-sentimental and visionary way; and Gandhi, the political father of modern India, was his devoted friend. Tagore was knighted by the ruling British Government in 1915, but within a few years he resigned the honour as a protest against British policies in India.

Tagore had early success as a writer in his native Bengal. With his translations of some of his poems he became rapidly known in the West. In fact his fame attained a luminous height, taking him across continents on lecture tours and tours of friendship. For the world he became the voice of India's spiritual heritage; and for India, especially for Bengal, he became a great living institution.

Although Tagore wrote successfully in all literary genres, he was first of all a poet. Among his fifty and odd volumes of poetry are Manasi (1890) [The Ideal One], Sonar Tari (1894) [The Golden Boat], Gitanjali (1910) [Song Offerings], Gitimalya (1914) [Wreath of Songs], and Balaka (1916) [The Flight of Cranes]. The English renderings of his poetry, which include The Gardener (1913), Fruit-Gathering (1916), and The Fugitive (1921), do not generally correspond to particular volumes in the original Bengali; and in spite of its title, Gitanjali: Song Offerings (1912), the most acclaimed of them, contains poems from other works besides its namesake. Tagore's major plays are Raja (1910) [ The King of the Dark Chamber ], Dakghar (1912) [ The Post Office ], Achalayatan (1912) [The Immovable], Muktadhara (1922) [The Waterfall], and Raktakaravi (1926) [ Red Oleanders ]. He is the author of several volumes of short stories and a number of novels, among them Gora (1910), Ghare-Baire (1916) [ The Home and the World ], and Yogayog (1929) [Crosscurrents]. Besides these, he wrote musical dramas, dance dramas, essays of all types, travel diaries, and two autobiographies, one in his middle years and the other shortly before his death in 1941. Tagore also left numerous drawings and paintings, and songs for which he wrote the music himself.

 

Close this window


Visitors: Since Nov. 19, 2007
Best Logo Company - Top 10 Logo Companies
Top Logo Company

Highlights
Documentation
Bangla karaoke
News & Media
Tritio Matra Organization
Contact & Link




Visitors Today:

Visitors: Since Nov. 19, 2007
Best Logo Company

Highlights

Sign the Petition

Bring the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War Criminals to Justice

Bring the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War Criminals to Justice Petition to Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

...sign here



21 February
International Mother Language Day

The UNESCO has proclaimed February 21 as the International Mother Language Day. The proclamation came in the form of a resolution unanimously adopted at the plenary of the UNESCO at its headquarters in Paris in November 1999.

The first International Mother Language Day event was opened on February 21, 2000 in Paris by the Director-General of UNESCO Koïchiro Matsuura who stressed that "by deciding to celebrate mother tongues, UNESCO's Member States wished to recall that languages are not only an essential part of humanity's cultural heritage, but the irreducible expression of human creativity and of its great diversity."

Highlighting the fact that close to 6000 languages are estimated to be spoken in today's world, Mr Matsuura said: "They testify to humanity's astounding ability to create tools of communication, to its perception and reflection. They are the mirror of the souls of the societies in which they are born and they reflect the history of their contacts. In this sense, it could be said that all languages are cross-bred."
Locations of visitors to this page
save buriganga
Films of the month

Tazuddin Ahmed

The man who liberated Bangladesh in the Independence War of 1971

Watch Stop genocide by Jahir Raihan
The Great War - a BBC production
Shadhinota shongramer itihash
"Today Bangladesh is a sovereign and independent country. On Thursday 16th of march 1971 night West Pakistani armed forces suddenly attacked the police barracks at Razarbagh and the EPR headquarters at Pilkhana in Dhaka. Many innocent and unarmed have been killed in Dhaka city and other places of Bangladesh. Violent clashes between EPR and Police on the one hand and the armed forces of Pindi on the other, are going on. The Bengalis are fighting the enemy with great courage for an independent Bangladesh. May God aid us in our fight for freedom. Joy Bangla."
Instrument of Surrender
Pakistani Army Comander in the Eastern Command, Lt. General A. A. K. Niazi, signing the Instrument of Surrender in front of General of Officer Commanding in Chief of India and Bangladesh Forces in the Eastern Theatre, Lt. General Jagjit Singh Aurora. 16th December, 1971
On 18 April 1930, young revolutionaries led by Surya Sen in attacked and burned down the British Armory in Chittagong. They fought a heroic battle on the hills of Jalalabad where twelve revolutionaries were killed.
Partition 1947
This partition 1947 created both a harvest of bitterness and the basis for further conflict. In 1970-71, Pakistan itself was further divided as East Pakistan became the new state of Bangladesh, a process attended by an enormous human tragedy of war and famine.

 

Highlights

Help the victims of SIDR

Dear Friends of Tritio Matra: Our country is in distress and millions have been affected, what can we do? In this crisis moment of Bangladeshi we all are trying our level best to help the victims of sidr. We can donate money, but in which organization? Tritio Matra made a research on sincerity of different organizations those are involve with disaster management. and we do recomend following organizations according to their area of works:

Chief Adviser's Relief Fund
Current A/C No. 33004093 Sonali Bank, Prime Minister's Office Branch,Tejgaon,Dhaka SWIFT Code : BSONBDDH.
International Federation Red Cross and Red Crescent Save the Children

Historical Events

The Proclamation of Indepen-dence was read at the village Baidyanathtola, Meherpur known as Mujibnagar, on 17 April 1971. On this day the first provisional government of Bangladesh took oath here. The Pak army killed several hundred people at village Amjhupi on 18 April 1971.

Mujibnagar: Located at a distance of about 7 km. from the town of Meherpur.

Monument of the War of Liberation

National Memorial Monument : Located at Savar, 35, km. from Dhaka city. The memorial designed by architect Moinul Hossein, is dedicated to the sacred memory of the millions of unknown martyrs of the 1971 war of liberation

Mass grave: Meherpur Government College, Jagannathpur, Kazipur and Tengramari; Mass killing site: Jatarpur, memorial monument at Mujibnagar.

IMPRESSUM
Editor-in-Chief: Monaz Haque. Media correspondent: Al-Amin. Editorial Board: Mir Amdadul haque, Md. Azizuddin Bhuyian, Areef Mahboob, Maliha Haque, Farzana Mahboob, Jahangir Ahmed, Farzana Ruma,
Adviser: Hasan Mahmud,


TriTio Matra is a documentation project based on Bangladesh war of Independence, initiated by a group of Bangladeshi living in Bangladesh and abroad