The world is charged with Your grandeur, O God.
It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do we then now not reck Your rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
And all is seared with trade; bleared smeared with toil;
And sears our smudge and shares our smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.…
Images from the University and Campus of Visva-Bharati
Udayan, Rabindranath Tagore’s first house in Santiniketan built in the 1930s
Udayan in 1997, now the Rabindranath Tagore Museum, open to the public
Vaitalik, the morning assembly at Visva Bharat, Santiniketan
Children’s class outdoors at Visva Bharati, Santiniketan
Class outdoors at Visva Bharati, Santiniketan
Oxcart on campus at Visva Bharat, Santiniketan
Mandir (prayer hall) at
Visva Bharati, Santiniketan
‘Chhatimtala’, seat of meditation of Mahavshi Devendranath Tagore,
father of the poet
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Sriniketan – Site of the Institute of Rural Reconstruction
This social project of Tagore’s featured a new model of village improvement and education for the local community.
Tug o’ war at the Sriniketan village fair
Hall of Sino-Indian Studies
Handicrafts class at Sriniketan
Rabindranath Tagore founded the university Visva-Bharati in India; below are pictures of some of the scenes, including his home of Santiniketan, which you can read more about at the University’s website, here.