Craig White's
Literature Courses


Rabindranath Tagore


Nobel Prize for Literature, 1913

Satyajit Ray documentary on Tagore, 1961

Ram Mohan Roy

Baul Minstrels

Tagore song

contemporary rendition of Tagore song

contemporary Tribute to Tagore

Song Unsung
The song that I came to sing remains unsung to this day.
I have spent my days in stringing and in unstringing my instrument.
The time has not come true, the words have not been rightly set;
only there is the agony of wishing in my heart.
The blossom has not opened; only the wind is sighing by.
I have not seen his face, nor have I listened to his voice;
only I have heard his gentle footsteps from the road before my house.
The livelong day has passed in spreading his seat on the floor;
but the lamp has not been lit and I cannot ask him into my house.
I live in the hope of meeting with him; but this meeting is not yet.

Sanskrit script

Rabindranath Tagore with Rani Mahalanbis, wife of P. C. Mahalanobis to his left
and daughter-in-law Pratima to his right