Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation
प्रेम ही एक मात्र वास्तविकता है, ये महज एक भावना नहीं है अपितु यह एक परम सत्य है जो सृजन के समय से ह्रदय में वास करता है|
By Rabindra Nath Tagore
Amazing facts about Rabindranath Tagore
- 10. Establishment of Santiniketan
Rabindranath’s father had bought a huge stretch of land in Santiniketan. With an idea of establishing an experimental school in his father’s property, he shifted base to Santiniketan in 1901 and founded an ashram there. It was a prayer hall with marble flooring and was named ‘The Mandir.’ The classes there were held under trees and followed the traditional Guru-Shishya method of teaching. Rabindranath Tagore hoped that the revival of this ancient method of teaching would prove beneficial when compared to the modernized method. Unfortunately, his wife and two of his children died during their stay in Santiniketan and this left Rabindranath distraught. In the meantime, his works started growing more and more popular amongst the Bengali as well as the foreign readers. This eventually gained him recognition all over the world and in 1913 Rabindranath Tagore was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming Asia’s first Nobel laureate..
Information gathers from “Nobel Prize”