Swedish Academy & Rabindranath Tagore

The Swedish Academy , founded in 1786 by King Gustav III, is one of the Royal Academies of Sweden. Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped his region's literature and music. 3.3/5

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2014.DAY THREE. 00:00 .I AM OFF TO SLEEP. .Telegram from Rabindranath Tagore, read at the Nobel Banquet 1913. I beg to convey to the Swedish Academy my grateful appreciation of the breadth of understanding which has brought the distant near, and has made a stranger a brother.
CURRENT AFFAIRS : 6th NOVEMBER 2013 1. Swedish Embassy celebrates 100 years of Tagore’s Nobel Prize i. Rabindranath Tagore, the first Indian to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature will be at the centre of celebrations of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week in the country. ii. Organised by the Swedish Embassy, the seventh edition of the week is dedicated to Rabindranath Tagore to mark the centenary of his Nobel Prize in Literature. iii. “Tagore was not only the first Indian to bring home the prestigious award but also the non-European to get one in Literature,” according to an official statement from the Embassy. iv. The Embassy would display a statue of Tagore along with the English translation of the original text Tagore’s Nobel Prize Nomination, procured from the Swedish Academy. v. The Delhi Metro Corporation is putting up a ‘Nobel Memorial Wall’ to commemorate Nobel Laureates from India with a weeklong display at the Rajiv Chowk Metro station. 2. J&K Bank reappoints Mushtaq Ahmed as Cha ...
Rabindranath Tagore From Unknown to Famous Nobelprize.org pays tribute to Rabindranath Tagore and celebrates the 100th year anniversary of the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature for 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". Fairly unknown in Europe at the time, the Nobel Committee at the Swedish Academy was particularly moved by Tagore's Gitanjali: Song Offerings (1912), a collection of religious poems. Tagore is one of seven Nobel Laureates with Indian origin. Read about Tagore and his India _ N49 Supernova Remnant. Photo: NASA The Life and Death of Stars Three researchers with Indian origin have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics during the years: Sir Venkata Raman in 1930, Abdus Salam in 1979, and Subramanyan Chandrasekhar in 1983. On a long sea voyage from India to England in 1930, the young Subramanyan Chandrasekhar passed the time by thinking ab ...
'It goes against the grain to associate a money prize with this purely religious poetry. It is like paying the psalms(of David) or songs of st. Francis.'(the Nobel Committee of Swedish Academy on Rabindranath Tagore's GITANJALI)
Nobel Prize for literature in 1913 awarded to Rabindranath Tagore. Excerpts from the Award Ceremony Speech by Harald Hjärne, Chairman of the Nobel Committee of the Swedish Academy, on December 10, 1913: "In awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature to the Anglo-Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore, the Academy has found itself in the happy position of being able to accord this recognition to an author who, in conformity with the express wording of Alfred Nobel's last will and testament, had during the current year, written the finest poems «of an idealistic tendency.» Moreover, after exhaustive and conscientious deliberation, having concluded that these poems of his most nearly approach the prescribed standard, the Academy thought that there was no reason to hesitate because the poet's name was still comparatively unknown in Europe, due to the distant location of his home." Quoted from GEETANJALI: Time is endless in thy hands, my lord. There is none to count thy minutes. Days and nights pass and ages bloom a ...
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