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Gitanjali
Original title Gitanjali
Author Rabindranath Tagore
Genre Poetry
Language Bengali
Characters Poet's Friends And Family Members
Published 1910
ISBN 978-8171670754
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Gitanjali is a collection of 103 poems by Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore. The poems, which are mostly sonnets, were originally written in Bengali and translated into English by the author himself. They are spiritual in nature, and deal with themes such as the relationship between God and man, the soul, and the natural world.The title poem, Gitanjali, means an offering of songs” in Bengali. The first poem in the collection, “The Gift of God”, is a prayer to the Creator, asking for guidance and strength. Other poems deal with the soul’s journey to God, the beauty of nature, and the pain of separation from loved ones.Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 for his work, which includes Gitanjali. He is the only Asian writer to have received the prize.”

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