Dwijendranath Tagore

Dwijendranath Tagore

Dwijendranath Tagore (1840–1926), brother of Rabindranath

Dwijendranath Tagore was a philosopher and a prolific writer, a translator, a poet, a mathematician and music composer. He initiated shorthand and musical notations in Bengali. Dwijendranath was the eldest son of Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi. He was mainly educated at home. When he was twenty, he translated Kalidasa’s Meghdoot into Bengali in 1860. In 1875, he published the poetry volume Swapnaprayan. 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