Gitanjali in Tamil


This site has the English original and the Tamil translation.

Lucky for non-Benglalis, Tagore translated his own Bengali Gitanjali original to English. Tagore won the Nobel prize for his English Gitanjali in 1913, and achieved international fame.

W.B. Yeats said of Gitanjali, “I have carried the manuscript of these translations about with me for days, reading it in railway trains, or on the top of omnibuses and in restaurants, and I have often had to close it lest some stranger would see how much it moved me.  These lyrics – which are in the original, my Indians tell me, full of subtlety of rhythm, of untranslatable delicacies of colour, of metrical invention – display in their thought a world I have dreamed of all my life long. The work of a supreme culture, they yet appear as much the growth of the common soil as the grass and the rushes.”

Sangam Literature:  Those who are interested in learning Sangam Tamil poems can go to my sites or  I have given easy word by word meanings that enable readers to learn the original poems.


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