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Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was the 14th child of Debendranath Tagore (1817-1905) and Sarada Devi (1830-1875). As Rabindranath’s biographer K. Kripalani remarked, "When the child was born the event, however, seemed of little significance" (Kripalani, ²1980, 33). His stature as the most important m…

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Victor van Bijlert, “Tagore”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000278>
First published online: 2012

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