Brainly, India’s number 1 doubt-solving platform conducted a nationwide online survey of students to mark the birth month of Rabindranath Tagore, an iconic figure in the Indian cultural renaissance. The survey sought to gauge how much students today know about the revered polymath, poet, philosopher, musician, writer, and educationist.
According to the findings, 55.9% of all students polled knew Tagore was born in Kolkata, and 66.7% of students from Kolkata responded correctly to the same question. 43.9% of students from Kolkata knew May 7th was the great poet’s date of birth and 38.7% of all students responded correctly to his date of birth.
Rabindranath Tagore became the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize in 1913, 41% of respondents from Kolkata, and 37.6% of all students answered correctly. Gurudev won the Nobel Prize for his collection of poems, Gitanjali. to the question of which book by him is part of the UNESCO Collection of Representative Works, 50.2% of all students and 55.25% of students from Kolkata polled responded correctly. The Brainly Knowledge Base has over 10, 000 questions and answers on Rabindranath Tagore. On Gitanjali, some of the insights received from Brainly’s Knowledge Base is that the book was originally written in Bangla during 1908-1909 and later its English version in prose was published under the title ‘The Song offerings’.
Mr Narasimha Jayakumar, Managing Director, India, Brainly said, “Studying history helps us understand how events in the past help shape our present. To celebrate the birth month of Rabindranath Tagore, a man of prodigious literary and artistic accomplishments, Brainly decided to conduct a survey and see if today’s generation remembers him. I am very happy with the findings.”
54.5% of students from Kolkata and 51.6% of all students knew Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature. 1n 1921, Rabindranath Tagore established the Viswabharati University, and 42.1% of students from Kolkata and 31.3% of all students answered correctly.
Among scores of songs composed by Tagore, two – Jana Gana Mana and Amar Shonar Bangla – are the national anthems of India and Bangladesh. 46% of all students answered correctly.
“Rabindranath Tagore’s contribution to Bengali and English literature is unparalleled. Not only was he a prolific writer, but he was also a talented musician and artist. For us at Brainly, this is a small way of honouring the man and his genius,” Jayakumar added.