Debendranath Tagore

Debendranath Tagore

Debendranath Tagore (1817-1905); father of Rabindranath

Debendranath Tagore,  Rabindranath’s father, was a Hindu philosopher and religious reformer. He lived from 15 May 1817 to 19 January 1905. Debendranath was the oldest son of “Prince” Dwarkanath Tagore. He grew up in the midst of luxury and power. Yet even when he was still young, he turned away from the focus on wealth and towards a deeply religious outlook that was particularly inspired by a night beside his grandmother’s death bed and by finding a page from the Ishaponishad. Read more


Family and Times

Rabindranath Tagore was born in 1861 and died in 1941.  He was an outstanding member of a remarkable family dynasty. The early Tagores migrated at the end of the 17th century from the district of Jessore in Eastern Bengal to the village Gobindapore on the river Hughli where the Fort William of Calcutta was later built. In Rabindranath’s words, his ancestors came with the ‘earliest tide of the fluctuating fortune of the East India Company’.[1] Read more