His most famous poem, extracts of which are recorded here, is Gitanjali which earned him the distinction of the first Asian writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. His songs include both the Indian and Bangladeshi national anthems.
This selection of his poems is read for you by Shyama Perera a gifted journalist, broadcaster and novelist.
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Tagore is wonderful... This reader has a very fast cadence and completely misses the essence of this great poet...
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- colm mcguire
Sounds like Tagore as recited by Theresa May... This isn't suitable for listening im afraid.