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Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)


The great Indian poet, Rabindranath, was born on 7th May, 1861 at Jorasanko in Calcutta. He received The Nobel Prize for his work 'Gitanjali, a collection of short poems in 1913. Mahatma Gandhi called him 'Gurudev'. George V, the British king gave him the title of 'Knighthood'. He was a great poet, novelist, dramatist, short story writer, music composer and patriot. His songs are sung as 'Rabindra Sangeet'.
  • Stories from Tagore (1918)
  • Mashi and Other Stories (1918)
  • The Hungry Stories (1916)
  • Selected Short Stories (1991)
  • Broken Ties and Other Stories (1925)
  • Sentence (1893)
  • The Judge (1894)
  • Hidden Treasure (1907)
  • A Wife's Letter (1914)
  • Aparachita (1916)
  • The Parrot's Training and Other Stories (1944)
  • New Doll (1921)
  • The Wrong Heaven (1921)
  • The Patriot (1928)
  • Ritual and Reform (1928)
  • Bolai (1928)
  • The Story of a Muslim Woman (1941)

NOVELS

  • Nashtaneer- The Broken Nest (1901)
  • Chokher Bali (1901)
  • The Wreck (1906)
  • Boat Accident (1906)
  • Gora (1909)
  • Chaturanga (1916)
  • The Home and the World (1916)
  • Farewell Song (1929)
  • Dui Bon - The Two Sisters (1933)
  • Malancha - The Arbour (1934)
  • Four Chapters (1934)
  • Nastanirh (1901)
  • Noukadubi (1906)
  • Gora (1909)
  • Ghare Baire (1916)
  • Chaturanga (1916)
  • Jogajog (1929)
  • Shesher Kabita (1929)

Poetry

  • The Crescent Moon (1913)
  • Gitanjali (1912)
  • The Gardener (1913)
  • Fruit- Gardener (1916)
  • Stray Birds (1916)
  • Crossing (1918)
  • Lover's Gift (1918)
  • The Fugitive (1921)
  • Lipika (1922)
  • Fireflies (1928)
  • Sheaves (1929)

Drama

  • Valmiki - Pratibha (1888)
  • The King and the Queen (1889)
  • Sacrifice (1890)
  • Malini (1896)
  • Raja (1910)
  • The King of te Dark Chamber (1910)
  • The Post Office (1912)
  • Chitra (1913)
  • The Cycle of Spring (1916)
  • Autumn-Festival (1919)
  • The Waterfall (1922)
  • Sanyasi ot The ASCETIC (1923)
  • Red Oleanders (1924)

ESSAYS

  • Sadhana: The Realisation of Life (1913)
  • Personality (1917)
  • Nationalism (1918)
  • The Centre of Indian Culture (1919)
  • Thought Relics (1921)
  • Cult of the Charkha (1925)
  • Crisis in Civilisation (1914)

Lectures

  • The Spirit of Japan (1916)
  • Greater India (1917)
  • Creative Unity (1922)
  • The Religion of Man (1931)
  • Man the Artist (1932)

Letters

  • Glimpses of Bengal (1885-1895)

Translations-

  • Songs of Kabir (1915)

Travelogue

  • Letters from Russia (1931)
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Swami Vivekanad (1863-1902)

He was born on 12th February, 1863 in Calcutta. His name was Vishveshwar Dutt but when he was sent to school, his name was changed as 'Narendranath Dutt. His father's name was Babu Vishwanath Dutt. He believed in the philosophy of 'Advaitvad'. He said, '' If there is a sin in the world. it is weakness; avoid all weaknesses, weakness is sin, weakness is death.'' 

His literary works are-

  • Raja Yoga
  • Karama Yoga
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Kali
  • The Mother


Sarojini Naidu (1879-1949)

She was born on 13th February, 1879 in Hydrabad. At the age of eleventh, she wrote her first poem in 1890. She wrote numerous collections of poems. She was called 'The Nightingle of India'.

  • The Lady of the Lake (a long poem)
  • Golden Threshold, collection of poems (1905)
  • The Bird of Time ( 2nd collection of poems published in 1892)
  • The Broken Wings (3rd collection of poems, published in 1917)
  • The Sactored Flute (1953)
  • The Feathers of Dawn (1961)
  • The Temple

POEMS-

  • Indean Weavers
  • The Palanquin Bearers
  • The Gift of India
  • Bangle-Seller
  • The Anthem of Love
  • Village Song


Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838-1894)

Novels

  • Rammohan's Wife
  • Durgeshnandini (1865)
  • Kapal Kundala (1866)
  • Mrinalini (1884)
  • The Poison Tree (1884)
  • Krinshna Kanter's Will (1895)
  • The Two Rings (1897)

Henry Louis Vivian Deozio (1809-1831)

He was born on 10th April, 1809 in Calcutta. 

POEMS;

  • The Fakeer of Jungheera


Michael Madhusudan Dutt (1824-1873)

  • The Captive Lady
  • Rizia, the Sultana of Inde
  • Vision of the Past
  • Sonnets and othe Poems


Dinesh Chunder Dutt (1848-1909)


  • The Economic History
  • Femines in India and England
  • The Slave Girl of Agra
  • The Lake of Palms

T P Kailasam (1884-1946)


Poems-
  • The Dramatist
  • Truth Naked
  • Mother-Love
  • A Monologue
  • The Smilin Seven
  • Kaikeyee
  • Drona
  • Subhadra

Plays-
  • The purpose
  • Fulfilment
  • The Burden
  • The Brahmin's Curse
  • Eternal Cain
  • The Lake
  • The Recipe
  • The Artist
  • Commiseration
  • Krishna

Dr. S Radha Krishna (1888-1975)


  • Indian Philosophy
  • The Hindu View of Life
  • Eastern Religions and Western Thought
  • Philosophy of Upanishads


Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964)

  • Letters from a Father to His Daughter
  • Autobiography
  • The Discovery of India
  • The Glimpses of World History




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