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Thursday, July 05, 2018

Anecdotes-3: From the Life of Rabindranath Tagore

It was the year 1912, and 51-year-old Rabindranath Tagore was on a ship to England. The long journey by sea did not agree with him, but Tagore was finding his work a pleasant distraction. What he was working on was an English translation of Gitanjali for members of the India Society in London, urged by his friend, English painter William Rothstein. Imagine his dismay when he lost the manuscript while negotiating the unfamiliar tube station in London! And his surprise when it was miraculously retrieved from the lost-and-found office! Neither the Good Samaritan who had turned it in nor Tagore could have guessed that the translation, Gitanjali: Song Offerings, would make him the first Indian to earn the Nobel Prize in Literature the very next year, in 1913!

Source: 6 FACTS ABOUT RABINDRANATH TAGORE ON HIS 77TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY
TEAM FLIPKART STORIES,  AUGUST 7, 2016

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