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Rabindranath Tagore: Works in Translation

This guide provides an overview of researching the life and works of Rabindranath Tagore.


Known mostly as a poet, Tagore wrote novels, essays, short stories, travelogues, dramas, and thousands of songs. Almost all his works, which ranged from history, language, politics and philosphy have been translated in several languages. The UIUC Library collection contains his works in translation in multiple languages, including Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Haryanvi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Magadhi, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali, Panjabi, Portuguese, Russian, Sanskrit, Serbian, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Ukrainian, and Urdu.

Each of the above language links navigates to the holdings at UIUC in that particlar language. Also curated on this page are some translations of his most famous work: Gitanjali (Bengali).

Gitanjali in translation

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This LibGuide has been designed and created by Sonal Mithal Modi, Graduate hourly, International and Area Studies Library.