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Book Tips - Rabindranath Tagore

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1913 was awarded to Rabindranath Tagore "because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West".

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Broken Ties and Other Stories

I really admire the skill he has depicted in analysing the human nature in such a simple manner & the way he has understood the human nature & various ways humans response to certain situations. Also the simple irony & sarcasm he uses is really marvellous. His work is so simple yet marvellous!!!!!
/Lakmali N S, Sri Lanka

Essays on Education

In this series of essays Tagore foresees most problems that modern day education is faced with. And he suggests solutions that are practical, implementable and smart!
/N George, United States


I like it because it has good stories and nice thoughts and I like author also.
/Oasis Shivansh, India
His words are truly breathtaking. The views he had were truly remarkable and thought provoking. He has had a huge influence on my writing and I hope one day I too can be recognised in the field of literature as he was.
/Michael Edwards, United Kingdom


I like short stories. They are short but very interesting and very smartly described.
/Tahmina Choudhury, United Kingdom
This collection of short stories defines the very art called 'storywriting'. The writings that revolve mainly around the village life and nature of rural Bengal, put down subtle timeless truths about human existence in beautifully written prose.
/Rangeet Ghosh, United States


It's the mirror of the then Indian society and culture. One that illuminates the readers from superstition to scientific assertion. One criticizing the rituals by having the hero adoring them.
/Somdutta Bose, India
Because, it talks about religion and concludes with humanity is great!
/Nagamani, India
It's enchanting ... it was a beautiful experience reading it ...
/Sharonee Dasgupta, India
Awesome! That's because it's like a classical which is just too good!
/Salma Andrew, Bangladesh
'Gora' is a very sensitive book about the prejudices we all live with. I love this book because Tagore has managed to bring the characters to life in this book so that in 2008 you can still see a little bit of yourself, or people you know, in people he has described.
/Sneha Krishnan, India


It's a teach a man nature and resemble the thinking of society . Here kabuliwala is an good friend of the small girl but when he got arrested and come out after his punishment he goes to meet the girl but when he goes it was the marriage of that girl and the girl has completely forgotten her.
/Ankan Bose, India
I like Kabuliwallah because its content is surrounded by happiness and Pathos.
/Oasis Ashish Purohit, India

Monihara and Other Stories

Extraordinary rendition of horror ,a bereaved husband is badly affected psychologically and he always have a hallucination of his lovely wife. Finally resulted in his death ... sometimes it is hard to understand whether it is a thriller or a horror story.
/Soubhik Bhattacharjee, India

My Boyhood Days (Chele bela)

It is a living document of childhood days of a great soul, who is ever-green.
/Sutanu, India


It is inspiring to read and gives insight into colonialist and post colonialist theory.
/Marium Hussain, United Kingdom

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

It is full of cats.
/Anna S. Mellon, United States

Sadhana, the Realisation of Life

Its deep insights and beautiful language restored clarity to my confused mind & soul.
/Judith R. Dharmdas, Philippines

Song Offerings (Gitanjali)

He touched very common person on the land and equated them with god.
/Cs yadav, United States
I didn't like it.
/Abhishek, India
It showed me the reality. Reality which is apart from us. It's full of emotions. Just great!
/Amandeep Luthra, India
It speaks about our pristine relationship with nature.
/Naresh Raghava, Singapore
Heart touching poems.
/Janak Patel, India
During my days in a public school; my cadets learned the art of 'reading for pleasure' and writing of "Book Tips". Nothing begot us more pleasure than reading the Gitanjali. We experimented with other books but the young minds always got lost in the poetic beauty of Gitanjali. I like it and recommend it for all.
/Dilbag Firdausi, India
The stream of thought merger with the stream of language so nicely that no parallel can be found in near vicinity of 1913. It is a master piece of mixed blend of pure thoughts and superb language.
/Rahul Azad, India
The beauty of word is excellent and I like it because it is very interesting and the depth of words is nice and I recommend that you will also read this and know the beauty and depth of words.
/Rishabhmzn, India
I like this book because of his short stories and meaningful poetry.
/Yash Mishra, India
I like it as this book enhance the culture etc. and gives a meaning of life
/Kartik Raj Dhankahr, India
I recommend this book because of his beauty of words which comes truly from the depth of the heart.
/Oasis Yash Mishra, India
It is full of songs steeped in devotion, love and true spirit of oneness between man and his 'Maker'.
/Minakshi, India
It's a complete version of his songs, all of which is equally good as a poem. These songs just designed the life afterwards.
/Sheikh Azizul Hakim, Bangladesh
THUNDERING CLOUDS, LIGHTINING AND RAINING thumps the very idea of Geetanjali, that why should we read it? Is it existing in the present society? there are several questions arose in our mind, the only one answer is YES we should read it and realize the great work of guru ji for the mankind. in this era of 2017, we can see everywhere in the world wide scenario the naked dance of terror, dying humanity AT THE EVERY THRESHOLD of every house, everyone lives in want of peace and no one finds the way that how to come over? so the answer is GEETANJALI. meanwhile we live in the life of fantasy and grandeur, and no time for peace. weather mental or spiritual peace, so for this, it has been mentioned in the book in a poem WHERE MIND IS WITHOUT FEAR, IF WE STUDY IT DEEPLY then we come to know about the real sense of the writer that what he wants for mankind. it requires no bondage but the bond of love in the sense of humanity, for the mankind. Feelings, emotions and sensitivity all the spiritual charms we find in the book. these songs are for the life and we can make our lives better. It is the search for spiritual knowledge and the path of truth. Geetanjali has its depth in the great joy of spirituality and human happiness which is indomitable. So it shows us the way from darkness to light and materialism to spiritualism. I strongly recommend this book for everyone and at least in our life we should read it. JAI HIN
/Rakesh Rockey Himachali, India
Poetic version.
/T Venkataiah, India
It is a very thought full book & I also like it.
/Agnivesh Shrivastava, India
I like Tagore's Gitanjali and recommended it because of it's lovely poetic contain.
/Akansha Vihan, India
Kindle the heart.
/Anantheeswary, India
It tranquils my mind and gives me a new meaning of life.
/Subrata Kumar Das, Other
/Kaushik De, India
Of its profoundly sensitive poems. Its universal-ism and glorious representation of human endeavor.
/Aman Sadiq, Pakistan
I like it because of its inherent melody and rich vocabulary. It is the most discussed book in our school literary club.
/Oasis Vikas Tomar, India
It has unparallelled compilation of unmatched poems which are thought provoking as well as devotional.
/James Joseph, India
Because it is full of wonderful poems.
/Oasis Aditya Bhargawa, India
I like and recommend 'Gitanjali' because of its soft and sweet poems.
/Oasis Pritam Kumar, India
I like and recommend 'Gitanjali' because in this, Tagore has expressed his love for God and his creation.
/Oasis Anmol Chaturvedi, India
I like and recommend 'Gitanjali' because its poems are so versatile.
/Oasis Shubham Semwal, India
I like all poems in Gitanjali because these have a rare freshness and rhythm.
/Oasis Jaskaran Sharma, India
I like and recommend Gitanjali because its words ring in my ears like Jingle bells.
/Oasis Manish Bera, India
I like Gitanjali due to its fresh and inspiring words.
/Oasis Yogendra Jyani, India
I like Gitanjali by RN Tagore because its language is simple and magnetic.
/Oasis Pranjal Singh, India
Tagore looks like a saint. He wrote poetry, prose, drama and many more genre. I like and recommend his 'Gitanjali' because its poems are like Hymns.
/Oasis Krishnam Pradeep, India
Gitanjali is a matchless poetry. I recommend it for all.
/Oasis Anmol Bhandari, India
I like and recommend Gitanjali because you can read it, re-read it and re-read it yet again.
/Oasis Ramneek Singh, India
I like and recommend Gitanjali due to its fragrant Poetic thoughts.
/Oasis Utpal Kant, India
I recommend Gitanjali because its English version is pleasing to the ears.
/Oasis Satyam Pratap, India
I like Gitanjali by Tagore because of its resonant music which lingers in the ears long after the recitation ends.
/Oasis Navdeep Singh, India
Tagore looks like a saint. I like and recommend his 'Gitanjali', which means 'The song offerings to the Lord'.
/Oasis Mridul Tak, India
I like and recommend Gitanjali because it is a source of inspiration.
/Oasis Rahul Gariya, India
I recommend Gitanjali by RN Tagore because it is immense, profound and yet so simple.
/Oasis Anshul Chandel, India
I had only heard that Gitanjali was a book. Now when Dilbag Firdausi unravels its beauty like a surgeon; we get hypnotized. I recommend it for all.
/Oasis Yash Mishra, India
I love and recommend 'Gitanjali' due to its 'eternal message'.
/Oasis Tanish Choudhary, India
'Gitanjali' is matchless, it is captivating and I recommend it for all.
/Oasis Vatsom Sorathiya, India
'Gitanjali' by Tagore is a 'Love letter to God'. Read it to believe me.
/Oasis Piyush Singh, India
Tagore's Poems are pleasing and thought provoking. I like and recommend his 'Gitanjali'.
/Oasis Vedansh Rathore, India
I like and recommend 'Gitanjali' because of its sincere appeal and unity with God.
/Oasis Shivam Baliyan, India
I recommend 'Gitanjali' because it has an endless charm.
/Oasis Aditya Solanki, India
'Gitanjali' is the most talked about book in our school - and lovable too.
/Oasis Manish Kichi, India
I like and recommend 'Gitanjali' because it is a treasure of devotional poetry.
/Oasis Karan Singh, India
'Gitanjali' is a pleasant book to read and discuss.
/Oasis Priyanshu Bohra, India
I like and recommend Gitanjali for its rhyme and rhythm.
/Oasis Akshay Chauhan, India
I like Tagore's 'Gitanjali' due to its Poetic charm.
/Oasis Naman Sharma, India
Tagore is one of the most respectable poets of my country. I like his 'Gitanjali'.
/Oasis Prashant Mishra, India
Because it speaks of His eternal union with all those who seek Him and Tagore was one such seeker.
/Ajay Chaudhary, India
I like Tagore's Gitanjali because each poem is connected with all others and all of them are connected with God.
/Oasis Nishant Verma, India
Tagore is a household name in India and around for more than a century. He was a great poet who had the appearance of a saint. His piousness is visible in his poems especially the 'Gitanjali'. Its poems are full of devotion and poetic beauty.
/Oasis Aditya Solanki, India
I like Tagore's 'Gitanjali' because its poems are full of love and devotion. Tagore talks to God like a friend and His servant at one and the same time.
/Oasis Shubh Singh, India
Because it inspires awe to think about the greatness of the personage behind these heart-touching poems; so simple yet so subtle.
/Oasis Pranav Matiman, India
I like and recommend 'Gitanjali' by Tagore because its poems are fresh and still relevant after 100 years of its publication.
/Oasis Yash Budaniya, India
I recommend Tagore's Gitanjali because of its straight forward talk between man and the God.
/Oasis Naresh Saharan, India
I like and recommend 'Gitanjali' because I understand its meanings easily through Dilbag Firdausi's explanations.
/Oasis Vineet Nagar, India
I like and recommend Gitanjali because of its rich meanings through simple words.
/Oasis Tanuj Dubey, India
I like Tagore's 'Gitanjali' because it is the first book of Poesy that I have confronted as a serious reader
/Oasis Pawan Sidhu, India
I like Tagore's Gitanjali because of its capacity to captivate the senses of the reader and listener alike.
/Oasis Kartik Raj, India
I like and recommend Tagore's Gitanjali because it is both - poetic and prophetic.
/Oasis Gurmohit Singh, India
I like and recommend Tagore's 'Gitanjali' because it gives message of love, compassion and a wish to unite with God.
/Oasis Deepanshu Sharma, India
I like and recommend 'Gitanjali' for its beautiful English words.
/Oasis Rishabh Sharma, India
I like Tagore's Gitanjali because of its simple and rich language.
/Oasis Anubhav Dwivedi, India
I have read three Poems from Gitanjali by Tagore and have understood their meaning - thanks to Dilbag Firdausi, I recommend it for everybody.
/Oasis Ayush Verma, India
In my new school, litrary club is the best thing that has happened in my life. I like Tagore and his biography. I like his Gitanjali because of its beautiful poems.
/Oasis Ankit Baurai, India
Our family reads Tagore, we have his photo at home. I like and recommend 'Gitanjali' because its poems soothe the soul when Dilbag Firdausi explains their meanings.
/Oasis Rahul Singh, India
Tagore wrote 'Gitanjali'. I like it because of its beautiful poems.
/Oasis Priyanshu Shah, India
I have seen Complete works of Tagore. Tagore inspires awe - I like his 'Gitanjali' the best.
/Oasis Shubhangam Asthana, India
I like 'Gitanjali' because it sounds like a religious verse.
/Oasis Shivansh Rathore, India
'Gitanjali' is like scripture. It is like God's Picture.
/Oasis Agnivesh Shrivastva, India
I like 'Gitanjali' because of its beauty of thought and rich word meanings.
/Oasis Yash Nagpal, India
My fascination with the old Nobel Laureates and their works gets renewed with each new sun up. My own college days are buried beneath 50 long years worth of sand and Tagore had not yet eclipsed (he never will). Tagore breathed his last in 1941 - mere six years before his (read my) country got independence. He had already lodged his inner feelings and vision about the new ORDER about his new country in one of the poems in 'Gitanjali' thus, 'Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high, Where knowledge is free', Into that heaven of freedom my father, Let my country awake.' I like it, I love it and I recommend it.
/Dilbag Firdausi, India
Tagore wrote in Bangla and English. His English is simple and flawless and meaningful. I like and recommend his 'Gitanjali' because of its richness of words and meanings.
/Oasis Manish Kichi, India
Tagore is remembered in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka because the National Anthems of these three countries originated from the thoughts of Tagore. I like his 'Gitanjali' because it teaches us to hold our heads HIGH.
/Oasis Anshul Chandel, India
Tagore wrote various forms of literature - drama, poetry, novel, stories and biography. He indulged in painting and composed music - popularly called "Rabindra shangeet". I like and recommend his 'Gitanjali' because of its freshness and rythm.
/Oasis Yash Mishra, India
I like it because it's very nice book written by my favorite Rabindranath Tagore.
/Oasis Rehaan, India
The poems of Tagore contain nothing debatable or disturbing; nothing that is vain, worldly or petty. I have read his 'Gora' in Hindi but I like 'Gitanjali' which happens to be the centre of our focus at our School Literary Club. Dilbag Firdausi makes us dive deep into the mind of Tagore like Dumbledore takes Harry Potter on 'Pensive Tours'. I love 'Gitanjali' and recommend it to all the seekers.
/Oasis Dipanshu, India
I like it because I love poems written in this book.
/Oasis Rishiraj, India
I like it because it is very nice and morable book. It is written by my famous writer. I like it very much.
/Oasis Manav Khyali, India
I like it because it is very nice book. And all are like it.
/Oasis Agnivesh, India
I like Gitanjali because of its authentic supermacy in the "Letter and spirit" domain of mysticism.
/Oasis Naman Sharma, India
I like and recommend Tagore's Gitanjali because it is the first time that I have understood any poetry. Due to its Indian content and context, the images painted by Tagore are charming and meaningful.
/Oasis Prashant Mishra, India
W.B. Yeats introduced Tagore and his writing to the world by translating him into English. 'Gitanjali' happens to be his master piece which continue to enthrall the generations after generations of readers for the last 10 years. Wonderful.
/Oasis Pranjal Singh, India
It has very valuble words and have many good poems.
/Oasis Ankit, India
i like it because it is full of pearls of wisdom and I can understand it without any difficulty.
/Oasis Ayush, India
It is a collection of poems that are capable of mesmerizing a lover of poetry.
/Oasis Pankaj Dhayal, India
I recommend Tagore's 'Gitanjali' because of its matchless descriptions which are almost photographic.
/OASIS Abhishek Yadav, India
Because all of my friends read it and enjoy.
/Oasis Gurmohit Singh, India
Because I can understand it and I also read its translation.
/Oasis Akashdeep, India
I recommend Tagore's 'Gitanjali' because it is a mosaic of his mysticism, poetic beauty, devotion and above all - a self sustaining stream of the Creator - creation relationship. Tagore, for any one who did or dared to read him; remained a stranger.
/Dilbag Firdausi, India
It is good book.
/Oasis Harshit, India
'Gitanjali' by Tagore is read at our home like a hymn book. I recommend it for the whole God loving world. Thanks.
/Oasis Vatsom, India
I like and recommend Tagore's "Gitanjali" because it is a compilation of beautiful poems - fresh,fragrant and thought provoking. No wonder, Tagore became the first non-European author to win the Nobel prize in literature for the year 1913. Thanks.
/Oasis Dipanshu, Other
These are the songs of life, devoted to absolute being.
/Sutanu, India
The poems talk to our inner soul.
/Babu Pradeep, India
Boosts my life whenever I'm down.
/Muthuvel Deivendran, India
Its imagination, poetry.
/Sarvjeet Kaushal, India
/Deep Mondal, India
Wonderful book with meaningful poems.
/Harshal, India
I like it because of its inherent wisdom and rhythm.
/Soma Kachura, India
I was introduced to this stile by Dilbag Firdausi and I like it because its English translation is very pleasing to read. It joins me with God.
/Raman Chauhan, India
I like this book because it is the most famous and talked about work by Tagore. I have read its English translation but I am too novice to understand much. Still I love it.
/Pinki Khudia, India
Languages and composition is expressed in such a manner as if it is spoken in the language of God that is perceptible to us but which is not perceptible is the entire universe to anybody like Him.Therefore we can understand His god-like identity and can never garland Him with a nobel prize that He deserves and simultaneously at the end we all confess He is the father of all languages and literature and to be cordoned of a series of nobel prizes in all areas of understanding.
/Subhasish Mukhopadhyay, India
It's a wonderful allegory.
/Moumita Adhikary, India
It reflects relationship between a human being and the divine.
/M. Pramanik, India
Meta-cognitive understanding of this book shows where philosophy ends science begins. Qualitative and quantitative research output of modern science proves that the universe actually came in to being after She had completed Her philosophical journey to make the world colourful in all aspects.
/Subhasish Mukhopadhyay, India
It's my favorite.
/Prashant Mahasagar Sangson, Nepal
Because in this poem, Tagore exemplifies his godly traits i.e. devotion, truthfulness, selfless service, uprightness, strength of character and above all his unflinching readiness to surrender his whole self unconditionally before the strength of the good Lord. The poem reflects the inherent current of Tagore's thought process as well as eternal calmness that the poet has attained through conscious efforts while trying to be one with God. The poem is an example of supreme literary peace of art and mysticism.
/Akshdeep Singh, India
/Madhuri Shrikant Kajave, India
It is very nice book.
/Niraj Upadhyay, India
Gitanjali is an unique collection of poems which leads us to a world where there is no fear, a world where we live without fear. It is not only the collection of poems but it guides the whole world for peace & fraternity. A constant flow of ideas, a stream of endless joy & maker of spirituality, guides everyone towards the right path. Gurudev wrote for the welfare of mankind & nourishes the idea of happy life. Its bangla form is very melodious & English also. Everyone must read it & follow its teachings.
/Rakesh Kumar Dogra, India
Tagore's work is a remarkable & wonderful creation in the field of literature. It is a nonstop fountain of rich ideas those inspires mankind, leads us from darkness to light, wrong path to right path, purify our thought, and many more. It is not possible to tell everything but it is possible that really he was guruji. He is guruji who always leads the mankind through his valuable writings . Geetanjali really a visionary. Every stanza inspires & purify our soul. All should read it & get the inspiration.
/Rakesh Kumar, India
Rabindranath was a Bengali polymath who reshaped his region's literature and music, author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly senstive, fresh and beautiful verse".
/Suraj Kharat, India
It is my love story.
/Somesh, India
It is based on religious poems.
/Rishika, India
In this book give a spiritual thought.
/Shanmugavel, India
/Tey, Bangladesh
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.
/Soumyadeep, India
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.
/Sanjula, India
The composition on Indian music which is lure to all.
/Rachapalliyellareddy, India
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
Spritual insight.
/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.
/Raksha, India
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.
/Kedarnath, India
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.
/Ramachandran, India
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.
/Parvez, Oman
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.
/Uzma, Pakistan
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.
/Amit, India
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'.
/Siri, India
'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.
/Saransh, Bermuda
Amazing poems.
/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!!!
/Soumitra, Norway
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.
/Vinay, India
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.
/Shahhusayn, Pakistan
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.
/Sudeep, India

Stray Birds

The best collection of most insightful one-liners, that illumines the mind and melts the heart.
/Sayonsom Chanda, India

The Broken Nest (Charulatha/Nastanirh)

It portraits twentieth century Indian women's cultural feelings.
/Tamilmagan, India

The Cycle of Spring (Falguni)

It inspires me to get new energy when I become tired of monotonous life. It teaches us about universal brotherhood and freedom of mind.
/Ashesh Paul, India

The Golden Boat

The unprecedented depth, imagination, showing the similarity of our life with nature in an incredible way.
/Amit Abdullah, Bangladesh

The Home and the World (Ghare-Baire)

Very interesting book
/Ma Aye Chann, Malaysia
A great reflection of the Bengali bourgeois society of the colonials times. Beautifully portrays the psyche of a woman. I cannot fathom how a man can so articulately write about a woman. The book breaks the barrier of time and society and becomes universal.
/Sourjya Dutta, India
The story is magnificent, set in a period, experienced by many. Also itís a true account of the changes occurring in the society at large, at that time. The power of language; the power of emotions and the power of dedication are combined here. The expression of conflict in a woman's mind, as to whether to follow her traditions or her heart's will has been beautifully depicted.
/Noopur Patil, India
The words are beautiful.
/Lotus, China
A very intriguing masterpiece.
/Shomeshwar, India

The Hungry Stones and Other Stories

Because I like Tagore.
/Thinzar, Yemen

The Man from Kabul (Kabuliwala)

I like and recommend 'Kabuliwala' due to its turny and twisty plot.
/Oasis Abhishek Tewatiya, India
I like and recommend Kabuliwallah because the story keeps you glued to its pages.
/Oasis Nitesh Suthar, India
I like and recommend Tagore's Kabuliwallah because this short story weaves a spell on the reader.
/Oasis Jashandeep, India
I like and recommend Kabuliwallah by Tagore because it talks of intra-cultural unity.
/Oasis Akashdeep Singh, India
I like and recommend Kabuliwallah by RN Tagore because it is not a mere sermon - it is an example of sacrifice on part of the author himself
/Oasis Abhishek Yadav, India
I have read Huckleberry Finn but Kabuliwallah by Tagore is more interesting. I like and recommend it for all.
/Oasis Narayan Sirohi, India
I like Tagore's Kabuliwallah because it breaks barrier of age.
/Oasis Rishiraj Singh, India
Tagore brought glory to the Continent of Asia by becoming its first Nobel Prize winner in Literature in 1913. I like and recommend his short story 'Kabuliwallah' because it contains both Prattle as well as Pathos.
/Oasis Dev Pilania, India
I like Tagore's Kabuliwallah - it is a captivating story.
/Oasis Manav Khyali, India
I like Tagore's Kabuliwallah which makes a great story in simple prose.
/Oasis Ankur Yogi, India
In this story the kindness of Tagore is visible at the micro level in the episode where in he hands over a substantial amount of money to Kabul i wallah and advises him to go back to his homeland and arrange his own daughter's marriage. Wonderful.
/Oasis Pritam Kumar, India
It is a tale of two individuals who have woven a world of their own - in which they have their own myths and truths.
/Oasis Vikas Tomar, India
I recommend it because our whole family enjoys it. Its charm is unending. Thanks.
/OASIS Gurmohit Singh, India
I like it because of its global pertinence almost 100 yrs ago. Tagore was ahead of his times in recognising the social needs of peoples across the globe. The story is autobiographical as well as global.
/Oasis, Deepanshu Sharma, India
It's a short story by Tagore which explores the deepest emotions of a man who see the reflection of his daughter whom he hasn't seen in a very long time in another girl whom he loved as much as his won daughter.
/Kedarnath, India
Tagore adorned poetry and prose alike. I read and re-read his "Kabuliwala" to dig out new meanings from unfathomable thoughts that are hall mark of Tagore's writings. A genius who could tell a story within a story ,tells us how Mini 's prattle-laden questions could draw equally innocent answers from the kabuliwala. One such example is his reply to her query about the cause of rain to which he replies that there was an elephant in the clouds who sprinkled water from his trunk. There are no ARGUMENTS - only DISCUSSIONS. How nice it would be if Nations learnt to Discuss rather than Argue. Please remember - Arguement generates HEAT Whereas Discussion generates Light.
/Paviter Singh, India
Even if we detach Mini (the little girl) from the story of 'The Kabuliwala' - the plot remains intact still. We behold the Kabuliwala doling out his precious merchandise (the dry fruits) to his little friend Mini, for whom this gift becomes victuals. On the other hand; Mini's father confides in the reader that he gave away some money to the Kabuliwala so that he could make haste and meet his own little daughter back home. While doing so, he had to exclude the Military Band from the fan-fare menu. An example how some people become INSTITUTIONS due to their deeds. I fully agree with General Patton - " All men set apart; each man is an emperor".
/Dilbag Firdausi, India
Kabuliwala is not a story about two individuals separated by 'decades' but rather a tale of two persons bound together by an invisible thread that provides a father like friend to a child (Mini) and one's own baby girl's replica to a father (Kabuliwala) whom his means of livelihood have thrown half a Continent away from his household. Loads of baby-talk, love ,pathos and hope. Only a genius can make so big a monument from so base a clay.
/Dilbag Firdausi, India
It portrays the sensitive relationship of a five year old with a businessman from Kabul, who comes to India.
/Prabeer, India
I liked the sweet girl who was so much attached with the kabuliwala.
/sweet angel, United States
Because it tells about the love of a father.
/Aanchal Minda, India

The Religion of Man

Clarifies concepts about 'religion' 'civilization' and alerts us about the duties of man as a part of humanity.
/Patrick, Japan


Deep, accurate and so actual yesteryears and nowadays.
/Jenny, Other
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