Advertisement
Thursday, Oct 21, 2021
Outlook.com

Tagore's Tukoba

The recently discovered translation of Tukaram has revealed the extent of his influence on distant shores

Tagore's Tukoba
Tagore's Tukoba
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53
Pune University's enviable collection on Sant Tukaram, among the foremost poet-saints of Maharashtra, just got richer. The new addition is Rabindranath Tagore's transcription and translation of 12 Tukaram abhangs—typical four-stanza devotional songs—into Bengali. That Tagore, and his elder brother Satyendranath, had read, translated and written about the 17th century bhakti poet was known but locating the precise 12 abhangs among Tagore's works has brought new life to the university's 10-year-old effort to document everything on Sant Tukaram.

Tukaram stands tall in the pantheon of poet-saints of Maharashtra that begins with the 12th-century Sant Jnaneshwar. Along with his contemporary Sant Ramdas, Tukaram influenced generations of Maharashtrians with his verse and, historians say, paved the way for Chhatrapati Shivaji's ascent. Belonging to the bahujan samaj, Tukaram, unlike other poet-saints, did not eschew material life but lived it fully, rebelled against the feudal social order of the day through his verse, became the people's prophet as it were before attaining...
Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

From The Editor's Desk | Shah Rukh Khan: Look At Him Looking At You

From The Editor's Desk | Shah Rukh Khan: Look At Him Looking At You

Shah Rukh Khan's portrait from the Ommatidia series by Pakistani artist Rashid Rana.

J&K Police Seize All Two-Wheelers On Kashmir Roads In Sudden Move

J&K Police Seize All Two-Wheelers On Kashmir Roads In Sudden Move

Bikers were spotted waiting outside police stations till late evening in Jammu and Kashmir with cops offering no explanation.

Ex-Captain Exposes PCB's 'Scapegoat' Politics Before IND-PAK Tie

Ex-Captain Exposes PCB's 'Scapegoat' Politics Before IND-PAK Tie

Misbah-ul-Haq has captained and coached the Pakistan national cricket team. He has himself been a 'victim' of politics in the Pakistan Cricket Board.

India Crosses 100 Crore Vaccine Doses, Celebrations At Red Fort To Mark Milestone

India Crosses 100 Crore Vaccine Doses, Celebrations At Red Fort To Mark Milestone

A series of events have been lined up on Thursday including the launch of a Kailash Kher song and a film by Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya to mark the vaccination milestone.

Advertisement