Jorasanko ThakurBari

Jorasanko Thakurbari (জোড়াসাঁকো ঠাকুরবাড়ী ) Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s ancestral house in Jorasanko, north of Kolkata, West Bengal, India, is now not only a museum dedicated to the life and works of the Nobel laureate but the place is considered as  a pilgrimage to the Bengals (Both) educated and scholars, admirers, lovers and researchers.

Amartya Sen (Nobel laureate Economist) in his book “Tagore and His India” says : “Rabindranath is a towering figure in the millennium-old literature of Bengal. Anyone who becomes familiar with this large and flourishing tradition will be impressed by the power of Tagore’s presence in Bangladesh and in India. His poetry as well as his novels, short stories, and essays are very widely read, and the songs he composed reverberate around the eastern part of India and throughout Bangladesh.”

This palatial building was built in the 18th Century by his Grand father Prince Dwarkanath Tagore. This is the house in which the poet Rabindranath Tagore was born and spent most of his childhood. He breathed his last on 7 August 1941 in this house. Read more …

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