Song Offerings (Gitanjali)
This poetic creation of Tagore explains the internal truth of spirits and humanity with natural emotions.
/Bijan Paul, India
Because of his fresh and beautiful verse; dealing with our daily lives, his poetic thoughts are also a part of English literature.
The writings, when I read, pour over me rain of bliss and it makes me sense the whole universe as a charming and beauteous abode to live in. A feeling that universe is transcending into me overwhelms with awe.
/Sukumar Sarkar, India
He is our great poet.
/Sayeed Abubakar, Bangladesh
I just love it. He was the composer of Indian national song.
/Prateek Raj, India
I like it because its author is good and also from our country . So it is obvious.
The composition on Indian music which is lure to all.
India while still under the colonial rule of England, became the first non-European country to win a Nobel Prize in literature in 1913. With the announcement of the prize to Rabindranath Tagore; the gaze of the literary world was bent towards East, Asia and particularly towards India. Tagore's writings are steeped in the spirit of Poetry and have become a part of daily life of India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka because Tagore authored the National Anthems of India& Bangladesh and one of his disciples wrote the National Anthem of Sri Lanka. Tagore patronized many forms of Literature - Poetry, Drama, Novel, Short Stories, Criticism, Biography and Autobiography. "He did not touch what he did not adorn". I recommend his 'Gitanjali' - an anthology of poems, to all those who wish to have a peep into the mysticism of the East and Philosophy of India. The effortless flights of fancy and beauteous rhythm nun hand in hand throughout the anthology. I have read this treasure of poetic-wisdom in English translation which has been a bewitching experience all along. Most people believe that Tagore won his Nobel Prize due to Gitanjali but that is not true because this fact has not been mentioned in the Nobel Citation. Thanks.
/Dilbag Firdausi, India
It is the most beautiful lyrics of modern Bengali songs which cherish human mind in deep sea or the top level of sky.
/Reza Ghatok, Bangladesh
This is the book which make my soul refreshed and make me conscious about my self ... and this is the book by which I know myself.
/Shantanu Chatterjee, India
I like very much this book at my school age.
/M. Prasad, India
In this book, Tagore enlarged our mind by giving us a lot of iamaginations combined with objects only seen in reality, and as an offering of songs to God, it really touches me with its crystal-clear, sincere and religious words. In a word, it's just great and great!
/Chen Li, China
/Jegadeesh Kumar, Maldives
Beautifully authored! He won the Nobel for it.
/Jane SInha, Bangladesh
It has a totality view as it looks upon the universe. For him universe is a verse and life full of light and joy. Certainly an oriental world view echoed through centuries.
/K Babu Pradeep, India
It's Meaning is too good ...
/Abhinav Sharma, India
I like it because I too am a poet and I find it close to my heart.
Inspiring poetry that connects man with a higher power and nature. Compels one to raise above the daily chores of life towards individual and collective exellence.
For me Tagore is epic poet. He disturbs me, irritates me, and shows the courage to be synthetic and accomodating. Tagore is the incarnation of earlier tradition of sage.
/Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh
its really a must read collection of patriotic poems especially its poem number 35 "Where the mind is without fear" is the most beautiful poem i have ever read.
/Sourav Jain, India
This book is called full of sorrow.
Because of the soul stirring and touching nature of the poems. As if written by a pure, untouched soul who lived in a isolated elevated world of his own.
/Geet Krishna, United Arab Emirates
One of the highest human achievements. Spiritualism that appeals even to an non-believer like me!
/A. Milgrom, United States
Because of its universal approach, divine and purity n freshness of poetry.
/Shirish Kulkarni, India
Because it has a very nice collection of patriotic poems and also of poems related to common wellbeing of mankind.
/Sourav Jain, India
People will forget war and hatred and love human being as their own loved family members and friends.
/Rahul Kumar Singh, India
Rich and warm language and true pictures of life and living.
/Ila Guha, United States
For being the first asian book to win the noble prize.
/Iftekhar Ahmed, India
It's not a book ... to me. It leads my life when I seem to everything ...
/Loknath Majee, India
Excellent book in all views including way of presentation, explanation and all.
/S S Mohan, India
I am moved to the poems of the gitanjali for sincere love to god through the service to human beings.
/Debasis Nayak, India
It preaches for the peaceful living of an individual, the core element of the Hinduism. This philosophy must be understood certainly in the present way of the world with unrest and agitations everywhere and in the terrorist-orientation of dealing things among the Nations.
/Makineedi Surya Bhaskar, India
The highest form of human achievement in poetry, expressed in Bengali. But the catch is that, Tagore should have been known as well for better works of poetry that is contained in his other poetry collections, written after he received his nobel prize.
/B. Rees, Austria
Gitanjali is soul stirring poetry.
/Vivek. B, India
Because the book really captures one Indian's mind it is actually, the new Bhagavad-Gita for Indian.
/Ananth Krishna S., India
For its religiousness.
/Gopal Prasad, India
It's a beautiful book. It inspires you and touches you. It is filled with power, and you feel it in every word. You get goose bumps reading some of the classics like, "Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high." The book is spiritual, it calms you down and excites you at the same time. It can change your life.
/Sakhi Shah, India
Because it is very intresting, I love the book the most.
This book is one of the simplest forms of adoration of God ever written and the most superfluous creation of literature in Indian writings in English.
/Rajeev Kumar Pandey, India
It is an apt and heart touching description of sub continental feelings, but it goes beyond those horizons.
It expresses so much about what the poet was thinking at the moment, it teaches us the values of life that we over see in our generation. His interpretation of life is so different & unique it amazes me, his words are so powerful that it can really change someone. He is truly one in a million.
/Aneeshaa Choudhury, Malaysia
'Gitanjali' (the song offerings) is a collection of beautiful and simple poems. These poems have been offered to god. One may find a peace after reading these poems and feel like to recite them over and again.
/Narayan Sharma, India
Great book.I have read only little.
This book has exercised a great influence on my mind. The philosophy of life and the presence of the almighty who is not present in the midst of us but the feeling of whose presence inspire us all are brought to light by this book.
/Somnath Mondal, India
It is excellent - I read it in my native language, Bengali, in which it was first written. This book really touched my soul.
/Suchitra Abel, United States
/Saraswat Basu, United States
Gitanjali literally song offerings is a collection of 103 poems written originally in Bengali and translated into English by the author himself. In this short yet phenomenal work man has been portrayed at the level of God and the relationship between them has been traced divinely by Tagore in the context of nature and her ways. On having read 'Gitanjali' one feels strongly that an entire lifetime has been encapsulated in those poems. To quote Tagore "death thy servant is at my door. And because I have loved this life I know I shall love death as well."
/Bhupender Bhardwaj, India
These songs have given a new perspective on love and life altogether. I'm not the same as before reading 'Gitanjali'.
'Gitanjali' is my favorite collection of poetry. The innocence, purity of it, overflows like a cup filled to its brim. Reading these poems touches me to my core. I realise the importance of true love, compassion in our small lives. I am eternally thankfull to these words.
/S. Sidharth, India
I like it because it is an interesting poem collection.
/Abhishek Banerjee, United Kingdom
When I feel lonesome, I start Prayer to God reading the Holy Book 'Gitanjali'.
/Rajeev Kumar Nath, United Kingdom
It is an enchanting book with so much meaning.
/Abhiroop De, India
It is the greatest work in literature. It is free-flowing as a fresh stream of water. It is an enchanting and spiritual experience to read [and to feel] Gitanjali. Gitanjali communicates to us with Nature and the Almighty.
/Yogesh Korde, India
Reading it, especially in the original lifts one to a higher spiritual plane!!!
It is calm, mesmerizing and enchanting. The main speciality of this book is that it is not centered on one civilization. It includes many civilizations and their cultures. It is really great.
/Abhiroop de, India
I love this book because it encourages people for their freedom, make consciousness about rights, awareness about their political rights too; mostly it fires people's sleepy sprit and assembles them.
This is not only a book; it's treasure written by Tagore's mind, which was gathered from the nature and life. This book is not only a thing to read, it also teaches. The power of language; the power of emotions and the power of dedication are combined here. The most important thing for me is that this book inspired me to win the Nobel Prize for literature and I got a mentor viz Tagore.
/Khann Shaukat, India
Because it is universal.
It's a book with great poems ... I think the best poems in Bengali literature.
/Mehady Roy, Bangladesh
'Where the Mind is without Fear' is one of the best poems ever written. The message is extremely pertinent even today, amidst all the social turmoil and warfare ...
/Joydeep, United States
I found it deeply moving and extremely powerful. The power not of arms, money or of social status, but of the mind, of people, and of the life.