Robindra-shongeet with its sheer beauty and lyricism retains its flavour, the language does not matter. The fragrance of the songs linger on...........simply awesome, truely evergreen.
Following is a list of a few more of the Tagore's songs conveying various emotions/moods:
Note: It is quite probable that Tagore's works have been copied by others in an assortment of languages. Of the more famous 'lifters' of his thoughts, or rather 'people who were influenced by his thinking,' Juan Ramon Jimenez (Spanish Nobel laureate) and Pablo Neruda (Chiliean Nobel laureate) come to mind.
When one of the Greatest of Poets set aside his pen:
2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01HNAQL-axU&feature=related - Tagore had written this poem way back in 1896 when he was only 35 years old. Samuel Godfrey George has lent his voice for this audio version. He has also recited Tagore's poem from Gitanjali: 'Where the mind is without fear' (please visit my earlier blog 'Where the mind is without fear'........... to view the same). It is a very moving narration, indeed.
On May 10, 2007 our Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh Thursday switched on the telecast of Rabindranath Tagore's anthology of poems 'Gitanjali' - in Hindi - on the 'Doordarshan' - the national channel - on the occasion of the poet's 146th birth anniversary. (National broadcaster Prasar Bharti, ran a year-long programme of Tagore's poems in Hindi on DD national channel every Sunday morning for half an hour). On this day, the Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee released a set of 10 digital video discs containing 40 songs of Tagore rendered in Hindi. The Information and Broadcasting Minister, Priyaranjan Dasmunsi said that his objective was to introduce the rich and vast 'Tagore literature' to Indians who do not speak Bengali.
Given below are the links to 'Gitanjali' - English and Hindi versions:
1) http://www.scribd.com/doc/8712342/Geetanjali-by-Tagore-in-English - Rabindranath Tagore's 'Gitanjali' in English.
2) http://www.scribd.com/doc/8712284/Geetanjali-iby-Tagore-in-Hindi - 'Gitanjali' by Tagore in Hindi.
Photograph: Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore with his wife Mrinalini Devi, circa 1883.