The burden of the self is lightened when I laugh at myself
जब मैं खुद पर हँसता हूँ तो मेरे ऊपर से मेरा बोझ कम हो जाता है|
By Rabindra Nath Tagore
Amazing facts about Rabindranath Tagore
- 12. Political Views
Though Tagore denounced nationalism, he also vouched for the Indian independence through some of his politically charged songs. He also supported Indian nationalists and publicly criticized European imperialism. He also criticized the education system that was forced upon India by the English. In 1915, he received the knighthood from the British Crown, which he later renounced citing the massacre held at Jallianwala Bagh. He said that the knighthood meant nothing to him when the British failed to even consider his fellow Indians as humans.
Information gathers from “Nobel Prize”