Dwijendranath Tagore

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Dwijendranath Tagore

Born: 11 March 1840

Died: 26 January 1926

  • He was an Indian poet, song composer, philosopher, mathematician, and a pioneer in Bengali shorthand and musical notations.
  • It was the first time that the great Sanskrit poetic work was translated into Bengali. He had used two different Bengali rhythmic styles for the translation.
  • His second great work of poetry was Swapnaprayan, published in 1875; Rabindranath was an adolescent when it was written.
  • Each scintillating with a new grace that raised ‘Bengali literature to the highest pinnacle of glory’ through brilliant successors such as Bankim Chandra Chatterjee and Rabindranath Tagore.
  • It was an age when Michael Madhusudan influenced all Bengali poets but Dwijendranath was free from any such impact.
  • On the other hand, Michael Madhusudan had hailed Dwijendranath as a poet of the future in whose honour he could dip his hat in respect.
  • He was a highly talented poet .
  • He was ‘a true philosopher.’ He consorted with the learned of the National Society and the Biddvajjan-Samagam, both of which he helped to found.
  • He delved deep into the philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita.

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