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Rabindranath Tagore

also written Rabīndranātha Thākura (Bengali: রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর)
Calcutta 1861 - Calcutta 1941
Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913
(Wikipedia)
Shenda Amery
2011

London /  Rabindranath Tagore   London /  Rabindranath Tagore

Description

Bronze bust.

Inscription(s)

RABINDRANATH TAGORE
(1861 - 1941)

Indian Poet, Philosopher and
First Nobel Laureate from Asia
Unveiled by
HRH The Prince of Wales
7th July 2011

Sculpted by Shenda Amery
Installed by The Tagore Centre UK

On the sides bronze plaques with text of the opening lyric of Gitanjali in Tagore's own handwriting (Latin script and Bengali script):

Thou hast made me endless, such is thy
pleasure. This frail vessel thou emptiest again and
again, and fillest it ever with fresher life.
This little flute of a reed thou hast carried over
hills and dales and hast breathed through it
melodies eternally new. At the immortal touch
of thy hands my little heart loses its limits in a
great joy and gives birth to utterance ineffable.
Thy infinite gifts come to me only on these very small
hands of mine. Ages pass and still thou pourist
and still there is room to fill.

Rabindranath Tagore

Signature

Shenda Amery | 2011

London - Rabindranath Tagore

Sculptor

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Location (N 51°31'26" - W 0°7'51")

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