My Reminiscenses (1912) was written when Tagore was fifty. It is an account of the first twenty-seven formative years of his life. W.B. Yeats called it ‘a rich and most valuable work.’
Written with wit, wisdom and more than a little self-mockery, My Reminiscences gives a unique and enduring insight into Tagore’s life.
Born into a brilliant and highly aristocratic family, Rabindranath Tagore was the most dazzling instance of the benefits of the cultural collision between the Bengal Renaissance and the high noon of the British Empire, as evidenced by his deep appreciation and grasp of Bengali and English literature, classical music, Irish songs, etc., acquired within the first two decades of his life.
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