Rabindranath Tagore, first Asian to receive Nobel Prize in Literature

First Asian presented the Nobel Prize in Literature was in 1913

Rabindranath Tagore, an Indian poet, was presented the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1913.

Quote: “because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with comsummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West.”

Additional Information:

  • Rabindranath Tagore: Biographical
    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.
  • Rabindranath Tagore: Facts
    Rabindranath Tagore’s writing is deeply rooted in both Indian and Western learning traditions. Apart from fiction in the form of poetry, songs, stories, and dramas, it also includes portrayals of common people’s lives…
  • Rabindranath Tagore: Bibliography
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  • Rabindranath Tagore: Banquet Speech
    Telegram from Rabindranath Tagore, read by Mr. Clive, British Chargé d’Affaires, at the Nobel Banquet at Grand Hôtel, Stockholm, December 10, 1913
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  • Rabindranath Tagore – Wikipedia
    Rabindranath Tagore FRAS (Listeni/rəˈbindrəˈnɑːt ˈtɑːɡɔːr/; Bengali: [robind̪ro nat̪ʰ ʈʰakur]), also written Ravīndranātha Thākura (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 20th centuries. Author of Gitanjali and its “profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse”, he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.
  • Rabindranath Tagore | Poetry Foundation
    A native of Calcutta, India, who wrote in Bengali and often translated his own work into English, Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913—the first Asian person to receive the honor.
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    Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.” said once, one of the most heroic poets of India, at a time when the country was going through a tumultuous period during the British rule.
  • Poet Seers » Rabindranath Tagore (1913)
    poet Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941). Indian poet. The first Asian poet to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature – for his ground breaking work – Gitanjali.
  • Death of Rabindranath Tagore | History Today
    Hugh Tinker charts the life of the man who ‘was, perhaps, India’s greatest son in modern times’.
  • Rereading Rabindranath Tagore | Books | The Guardian
    he celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore in May began early in the month and will continue until next year.
      December 10th 1913
      Rabindranath Tagore
      Indian poet

Rabindranath Tagore


      May 7, 1861, Kolkata, India
      August 7, 1941, Kolkata, India
      Mrinalini Devi (m. 1883–1902)

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