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Kalmrigaya

January, 1907
Performed by a female cast on 9th and 12th January in Kolkata in aid of Mahila Shilpa Samity founded by Hironmoyee Devi.
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Sahityasammilan

19th January, 1907
Poet reads this article at a literary gathering organised by a cultural body of the same name.
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2nd death anniversary of Debendranath

20th January, 1907
At a meeting organised to observe the 2nd death anniversary of Debendranath, Rabindranath reads the article Mahapurush.
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77th annual Brahma festival

25th January, 1907
77th annual Brahma festival celebrated at Jorasanko with the usual flourish. Four new songs composed by the poet are sung at the utsav.
  • Amar matha nata korey dao 25th January, 1907
  • Nibida antaratara vasanta elo 25th January, 1907
  • Naba naba pallaba raji 25th January, 1907
  • Morey barey barey phiraley 25th January, 1907
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Saundaryabodh

27th January, 1907
Rabindranath reads this essay as the first lecture of a course of lectures he's requested to deliver at the National Council of Education (Jatiya Sikshaparishad) The audience includes Gurudas Bannerji, Ramendrasundar Trivedi, Hirendranath Dutta, Devaprasad Sarbadhikari,etc.
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Brahmacharyashram has more students now

January, 1907
Brahmacharyashram at Bolpur has more students now, needs bigger accommodation. The poet is planning a new school building.
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Giridih

5th February, 1907
Spends a few days in Giridih, returns to Kokata probably on 5th February.
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Viswasahitya

6th February, 1907
Delivers his second lecture—Viswasahitya (Comparative literature, based on Goethe's Welt Literature) at Jatiya Sikshaparishad .
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Ritu-utsav

17th February, 1907
Ritu-utsav or the cycle of seasonal festivals initiated by the poet's youngest son Samindranath at the Brahmacharyasram on the day of Sri Panchami
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Santiniketan

1907
Poet spends almost a month and a half in Santiniketan.
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Letter to Meera

16th March, 1907
The letter gives a glimpse of an expanding school--"...These days our school can hardly support so many students--fifty-five new boys have arrived--we have many teachers, too…the first floor rooms are ready--23 boys are staying there…perhaps many more boys will come soon."
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Aurobindamohan

16th March, 1907
Jagadishchandra's nephew is among the students who have taken the Entrance Examination and are preparing to go to Kolkata.
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Jagadishchandra

18th March, 1907
Jagadishchandra sends the poet a cheque of three hundred rupees as a grateful gift and sincerely expresses their gratefulness in a letter dated 18th March.
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Chaaritrapuja

March, 1907
Chaaritrapuja, collection of biographical essays published.
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Saundarya o Sahitya

12th April, 1907
Rabindranath delivers his third address--Saundarya o Sahitya of the four-lecture series at Jatiya Sikshaparishad.
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Growing school

18th April, 1907
Poet writes to Manoranjan Banerjee, " I am getting increasingly involved in school work. The number of students has increased -- so have responsibilities. A number of rooms are being built in a hurry. A second storey has been built on the laboratory… I am having many more rooms built for a variety of purposes. Masons are all over the place..."
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Summer vacation

21st April, 1907
Due to large scale incidence of small pox at school, poet declares a 45-day summer vacation.
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Suprabhat

21st April, 1907
Writes Suprabhat for the inaugural issue of a magazine of the same name.
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Sahityasristi

2nd May, 1907
He is busy writing the fourth lecture under this title, says so in a letter written to Ramendrasundar Trivedi.
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Parishad

4th May, 1907
Elected vice-president of Bangiya Sahitya Parishad for the Bengali year 1314.
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Birthday

8th May, 1907
The poet is now 47.
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Bichitra Prabandha

May, 1907
First part of collected prose works called Bichitra Prabandha published.
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Marriage of Meera

6th June, 1907
Meera is married to Nagendranath Gangopadhay, who hails from a conservative Brahma family of Barishal in Santiniketan. Nagendranath is 17 years and 7 months old, Meera 13 years and 6 months.
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Poet goes to Barishal

11th June, 1907
Rabidranath brings her to her in-laws' house in Barishal.
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Chitagung (now Chattagram)

17th June, 1907
From Barishal he goes to Chattagram in response to an invitation extended to him by the cultural and patriotic elite of the port city.
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Chattagram welcomes Tagore

17th June, 1907
The railway station is decorated, he is taken to the host's house in a flower-bedecked carriage and a massive crowd is at hand to greet him.
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Civic reception

18th June, 1907
At a civic reception organised in his honour, Rabindranath addresses an audience consisting of Hindus and Muslims.
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Poet's statement

18th June, 1907
Without mincing words he states that neither the moderates, nor the centrists or extremists are doing real work for the country because they have not taken the trouble to involve the common masses of the people in their endeavours which is the need of the hour.
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Nagendranath leaves for USA

28th June, 1907
Leaves for the USA for higher studies.
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Sahityasristi

2nd July, 1907
Rabindranath delivers the fourth and last lecture of the series (Sahityasristi) at Jatiya Siksha Parishad .
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Prachin Sahitya

13th July, 1907
Prachin Sahitya or 2nd part of the collected prose works published.
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Start writing Gora

17th July, 1907
Poet writes to Srishchandra Majumdar inter alia,"…I've begun writing a story for the Prabashi." This is how Gora – his longest and perhaps most ambitious novel start shaping up.
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Lokasahitya

26th July, 1907
Lokasahitya or 3rd part of the collected works of prose published.
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Byadhi o Pratikar

1907
Published in the Sravan (July-August) issue of the Prabashi . A powerful plea for Hindu-Muslim harmony and a critique of short-sighted swadeshi policies.
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Jagadishchandra comes to Bolpur

17th August, 1907
Prior to going abroad for a couple of years, Jagadishchandra comes to Bolpur with wife to spend a day or two with the poet.
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Rabindranath arrives Kolkata

19th August, 1907
Arrives in Kolkata with them.
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Namaskar

24th August, 1907
Writes the famous Namaskar--his tribute to Aurobinda.
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Namaskar published

September, 1907
It is printed in the Vandemataram and the Bangadarshan.
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Introduction to Thakurmar Jhuli

6th September, 1907
In Santiniketan poet writes a valuable introduction to Thakurmar Jhuli--a unique collection of Bengali fairy tales collected by Dakshinaranjan Mitramajumdar (published October,1907)
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Brings Meera to kolkata

8th September, 1907
Poet brings the ailing Meera to Kolkata for medical treatment.
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Gora is serialised in Prabashi

September, 1907
Gora is serialised in the Prabashi; 1st instalment published.
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74th anniversary of Rammohan

27th September, 1907
74th anniversary of Rammohan's death observed at a large meeting held in the hall of City College.
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Poet recalls Rammohan's achievements

27th September, 1907
Satyendranath Tagore presides, Rabindranath speaks, recalls Rammohan's achievements which, he asserts, can guide us even now.
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Nagendranath Chatterjee

27th September, 1907
Nagendranath Chatterjee also speaks.
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Poet worries about Meera's illness

5th October, 1907
Daughter's illness worries him; he returns to Kolkata after spending a few days in Santiniketan.
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Adhunik Sahitya

10th October, 1907
Adhunik Sahitya or the 5th part of the collected prose works published.
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Samindranath

16th October, 1907
Samindranath is now 11 years old and sent to Mungher by the poet to spend the Puja vacation there.
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Gora is making headway

18th October, 1907
In a letter written to Meera from Santiniketan poet tells her that the novel (Gora) is making headway.
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Treatment of piles

21st October, 1907
He comes back to Kolkata for the treatment of piles.
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Brahmabandhab Upadhay arrested

27th October, 1907
Brahmabandhab Upadhay , recently arrested on charges of spreading sedition and undergoing trial, dies of hernia in a city hospital.
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Poet mourns for Upadhay's death

29th October, 1907
In a letter written to son-in-law Nagendranath, who is studying agriculture in USA, poet mournfully talks about Upadhay's death.
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Letter to Nagendranath about a zaminder's responsibility

29th October, 1907
There are lines in this letter which reveal his views of a zamindar's responsibilities and commitments towards his poor peasant tenants--"…Please remember a zamindar's money is peasants' money and that it is these peasants who bear the expenses of your education though they themselves live in conditions of starvation or semi-starvation--the responsibility of fully repaying this debt owed to them rests on you--this will be your foremost duty more than the prosperity of your own family."
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Literary Conference

November, 1907
Presides over the Bangiya Pradeshik Sahitya-Sammilan (Literary Conference of Bengal) held in Baharompur, Mursidabad.
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Returns Kolkata for treatment

November, 1907
Returns on the 5th and stays back for treatment of piles.
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Samindranath is suffering from cholera

17th November, 1907
Samindranath is suffering from cholera, poet rushes to Mungher with a doctor.
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Samindranath dies

24th November, 1907
Samindranath receives the best medical care available, seems to recover a little but dies. Rabindranath, though grieving, keeps his grief to himself.
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Rabindranath writes to Kadambini

5th December, 1907
Rabindranath writes to Kadambini Devi who's already written him, conveying her condolences,” God has given me pain but he has not deserted me either--he has robbed (me), he will also restore. I will not grieve--do not grieve for me." And he leaves for Shilaidaha on the 6th.
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Poet at Shilaidaha

6th December, 1907
Poet goes to Shilaidaha with his servant Bipin. His daughters also join him there and he settles down in the salubrious environs of the Padma river for a long sojourn of nearly four and a half months interrupted only by a couple of quick trips to Kolkata and Pabna.
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Hasya-Koutuk

10th December, 1907
Hasya-Koutuk or 6th part of the collected prose works published.
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Antara momo vikashita kara

13th December, 1907
Very soon, however, grief will merge into song and he will be able to write--Antara momo vikashita kara antaratara hey-
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Brahmacharyasrama in Santiniketan

13th December, 1907
Though the Brahmacharyasrama in Santiniketan is being run by Bhupendranath Sanyal in his absence, Rabindranath keeps up a steady stream of letters-writing a letter almost everyday-in which he offers advice, instructions and plans of action.
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Saratkumar Roy is appointed as a teacher in the School

19th December, 1907
Saratkumar Roy is appointed as a teacher in the school in Santiniketan. He will play an important role in its development.
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Proceedings postponed

26th December, 1907
Moderates try to make their candidate, Rashbehari Ghosh, president of the session. Surendranath Banerjee supports the proposal while the extremists led by Aurobindo Ghosh and Tilak object; proceedings postponed.
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Session ends in chaos

27th December, 1907
Even worse pandemonium mars the next day's proceedings. Tilak challenges Ghosh's election as president, violence erupts, and session ends in chaos.
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Congress goes into hibernation

27th December, 1907
Consequently Congress goes into hibernation for the time being.
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Byanga-Koutuk

28th December, 1907
Byanga-Koutuk or 7th part of the collected prose works published.
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Cooperative movement

1907
Poet encourages cooperative movement, buys shares of The Hidusthan Cooperative Insurance Society Limited set up by his friends and relatives.
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