Jyotirindranath Tagore

Jyotirindranath Tagore

Jyotirindranath Tagore (1849–1925), brother of Rabindranath

Jyotirindranath was a playwright, a musician and composer, an editor and scholar, and a painter. Jyotirindranath was born in Jorosanko, Calcutta, in 1849. He was primarily taught at home by his elder brother Hemendranath. At first he studied for Fine Arts but was then attracted to theatre and left his studies  to practice and stage dramas at home.  His cousin Ganendranath had established the Jorasanko Natyasala in 1865. 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