The References and Sources of Prof Uma Das Gupta

Professor Uma Das Gupta
Professor Uma Das Gupta

Professor Uma Das Gupta is a historian and a renowned Tagore biographer. She is the author of many books and articles on Tagore. Some of the most recent are: Rabindranath Tagore: My Life in My Words. New Delhi, Penguin Books, 2010;  Rabindranath Tagore: An Illustrated Life. New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2013.


  1. Uma Das Gupta, Rabindranath Tagore:  My Life in My Words, New Delhi, Penguin Books, 2010, 9.
  2. B.B.Kling, Partner in Empire: Dwarkanath Tagore and the Age of Enterprise in Eastern India, 1976, Calcutta, K.P.Bagchi, p.10.

  3. Uma Das Gupta, ‘Tagore family’ (per.1690-1951), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, online edn. Oxford University Press, Oct 2008 (″).

  4. K.Kripalani, Dwarkanath Tagore: A Forgotten Pioneer, 1981, New Delhi, National Book Trust, 38-39.

  5. Uma Das Gupta, Rabindranath Tagore: A Biography, 2004, New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2.

  6. The Times, London, 3 August 1846.

  7. Uma Das Gupta, ‘Tagore family’ (per.1690-1951), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, online edn. Oxford University Press, Oct 2008 (

  8. Rabindranath Tagore, Atmaparichaya, 1400(1993), Calcutta, Visva-Bharati, 78-79. Translation mine. [Hereafter Atmaparichaya].

  9. Uma Das Gupta, Rabindranath Tagore: An Illustrated Life, 2013, New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 16. [Hereafter Illustrated Life]

  10. Rabindranath Tagore, My Boyhood Days, 2005 edn., Calcutta, Rupa, 42-43. [Hereafte, Boyhood Days].

  11. Rabindranath Tagore, My Reminiscences, 2008 edn., Calcutta, Rupa, 96. [Hereafter Reminiscences].

  12. Ibid., 245-246.

  13. Rabindranath Tagore, Pashchatya Bhraman( Westward Voyage), 1343(1936), Calcutta, Visva-Bharati, i-v. Translation mine.

  14. Illustrated Life, 30-31.

  15. Rabindranath Tagore, Glimpses of Bengal: Selected Letters, 1991 edn., London, Papermac, 67.

  16. Rabindranath Tagore, ‘The History and Ideals of Sriniketan’, November 1941, Calcutta, The Modern Review, 433.

  17. Atmaparichaya, op.cit., 37. Translation mine.

  18. Rabindranath Tagore, The Religion of Man, 1958, London, Unwin Books, 11.

  19. Reminiscences, 48.

  20. Boyhood Days, 34.

  21. Illustrated Life, 22-23.

  22. ‘Tagore and Einstein on Music’, Krishna Dutta and Andrew Robinson eds., Purabi, A Miscellany in Memory of Rabindranath Tagore 1941-1991, 1991, London, 175.

  23. Reminiscences, 183-184.

  24. Rabindranath Tagore to Myron Phelps, 9 December 1911, File: Phelps, Myron, Rabindra Bhavana Archives, Santiniketan.

  25. W.W.Pearson, Santiniketan: The Bolpur School of Rabindranath Tagore, 1916, London, Macmillan, 18.

  26. Rabindranath Tagore, Gora, 1943, London, Macmillan, 406.

  27. Rabindranath Tagore, Poems, poem no. 51, 2003, Calcutta, Visva-Bharati, 74-75.

  28. Rabindranath Tagore to Kshitimohan Sen, 30 November 1920, File: Sen, Kshitimohan. Rabindra Bhavana Archives, Santiniketan. Translation mine.

  29. Rabindranath Tagore, The Twentieth Anniversary Celebration of the Santiniketan Asram, 1918, Bolpur, 4-5.

  30. Uma Das Gupta, Rabindranath Tagore: A Biography, 2004, Delhi, Oxford University Press, 38.

  31. Rabindranath Tagore to Mira Ganguli (nee Tagore), Chitthi Patra (Letters), IV, 1350(1943), Calcutta, Visva-Bharati, 71. Translation mine.

  32. Sisir Kumar Das (Ed.), English Writings of Rabindranath Tagore, III, Sahitya Akademi, Delhi 1996, pp.631-632.

  33. Rabindranath Tagore to Sudhindranath Datta, 16 Kartik 1335 (2 November 1929), 1379(1972), Calcutta, Desh, Sahitya Sankhya, 139. Translation mine.

  34. Rabindranath Tagore to Rani Mahalanobis, 7 November 1928, in Pritwis Neogy ed., Rabindranath Tagore On Art and Aesthetics, 1961, New Delhi, Orient Longman, 89.

  35. Uma Das Gupta ed., A Difficult Friendship: Letters of Edward Thompson and Rabindranath Tagore 1913-1940, 2003, New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 163.

  36. Sabyasachi Bhattacharya ed., The Mahatma and the Poet, 1997, Delhi, NBT, 178.

  37. Rabindranath Tagore, Palli Prakriti, 1962, Calcutta, Visva-Bharati, 31-34. Translation mine.

  38. Amiya Chakravarty ed., A Tagore Reader, 1966, Boston, Beacon Press, 367.