Tagore: A Life
Rabindranath Tagore, one of the great sons of India, was a genius in many ways. As a poet, thinker, teacher, playwright, he had a deep knowledge of the society of his days and was a staunch lover of Nature. Gurudev Tagore founded Santiniketan in a natural surrounding thereby giving vent to his passion for nature and a new education system. This biography of Rabindranath Tagore impressively records the development of the personality of the man through the various influences, the ordeals he faced in life and his zest for life.
Krishna Kriplani (1907-1992), a freedom fighter, began his career as a teacher in Santiniketan. Between 1933 and 1941 he worked in close association with Rabindranath Tagore and edited Visva-Bharati Quarterly the journal started by Tagore. He was the first secretary of the Sahitya Akademi from 1954 to 1971. A nominated member of Rajya Sabha from 1974 to 1980, a Padmabhushan recipient, he was also the Chairman of National Book Trust, India, from 1980 to 1985. Gandhi - A Life, Gandhi - the Modern Mahatma, Rabindranath Tagore: A Biography, Dwarakanath Tagore, Modern India: Rammohan Roy to Rabindranath Tagore are some of his important books.
Published: 2017 (originally published 1961)