Abanindranath Tagore

Abanindranath Tagore (1871–1951); Rabindranath’s cousin once removed

Abanindranath was Rabindranath’s nephew and an artist and writer of children’s books. Abanindranath was born at Jorasanko in Kolkata on 7 August 1871 to his father Gunendranath Tagore. He went to Normal School from 1876, then went on to Sanskrit College until 1889. In this year, he married Suhasini Devi (daughter of Bhujagendra Bhusan Chatterjee, a descendant of Prasanna Coomar Tagore). Read more

"Pratima Visarjan", water color painting by Gaganendranath Tagore, ca. 1915. Image: Public Domain.

Gaganendranath Tagore (1867 – 1938); Rabindranath’s cousin once removed

Gaganendranath was Rabindranath’s cousin once removed, and the brother of artist Abanindranath. He was one of the earliest modern Indian painters and caricaturist. Gaganendranath Tagore was born at Jorasanko, Kolkata on 18 September 1867. He was the eldest son of Gunendranath Tagore, grandson of Girindranath Tagore and a great-grandson of Prince Dwarkanath Tagore. Read more

Indira Devi

Indira Devi Chaudhurani (1873 – 1960)

Indira Devi, daughter of Satyendranath Tagore and niece of Rabindranath Tagore, was a singer, writer, translator and activist. Indira Devi, popularly known as Bibidi, was born to Satyendranath Tagore and Jnanandanandinidevi on 29 December 1873 at Bijapur in South India, where her father worked at the time. Read more

The Crescent Moon

Renuka Devi (1890–1904); daughter of Rabindranath

Renuka Devi was one of Rabindranath’s daughters. She died when she was only thirteen years old. According to Kripalani, Tagore was very attached to Renuka (or Rani, as she was called), who “was a remarkable girl with a will of her own”.[1] In 1901, when Renuka was ten and a half years old, her father married her to a husband she had never met. Read more

Rabindranath Tagore's son Rathindranath and daughters Madhurilata Devi (Bela), Mira Devi and Renuka Devi. Image credit: Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Mira Devi (1892-1962); daughter of Rabindranath

Mira Devi (also called Atasi), Rabindranath’s daughter, was born on 12 January 1894. On 6 June 1907, when Mira was thirteen years, she was married to Nagendranath Ganguli (Gangopadhyay). They had a son called Nitindranath (Nitu) (1912- 32), who was Tagore’s only grandson, and a daughter named Nandita, born in 1916. Read more