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published the Gitanjali in 1910 for which he received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.
Fig. 1 Doodles
Fig. 2 Doodles
Tagore began to paint at a late stage in his life, at the age of 63, after he had written Gitanjali by indulging in doodles which were merely calligraphic erasures of some words in his poetry (figs. 1, 2, 7, 8 Doodles). It was only in 1924, after he had visited China and Japan, and seeing the vitality of living Japanese folk tradition and encouraged by
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