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Rabindranath in Kolkata

12th January, 1900
Back in Kolkata with family.
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Katha

14th January, 1900
Published. Consists of 24 poems including Devatar Gras and Visarjan.
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Composing songs for Maghotsav

January, 1900
Presumably spends the greater part of his time, composing songs for the Maghotsav.
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70th Maghotsav festival

24th January, 1900
70th festival held. 23 songs of the poet are sung at the festival.
  • Mahaviswe mahakashe mahakala
  • Tomari namey nayana melinu
  • Aaji shuva shubhra pratey
  • Raksha karo hey
  • Sada thako anande
  • Jani hey jabe prabhat
  • (Aaji) Pranami tomare chaliba nath
  • Diner vichar karo
  • Tomari gehe palichha snehe
  • Hridi mandira dware baje
  • Aaji e Bharata lajjita hey
  • Tomari sevak karohe
  • Sukhahin nishidin paradhin
  • Din jay rey din jay
  • Prabhu khelechhi anek khela
  • Ke janita tumi dakibe
  • Bani taba dhai ananta gaganey
  • Kamaney rakhibi tora
  • Bhuvan haitey bhuvanbasi
  • Bhoy hote taba abhoy majhe
  • Ichhha jabe hobe
  • Premanande rakha purna amare
  • Ami sansare mana diechhinu
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Brahma disciple of Maharshi

26th January, 1900
Visited by a host of Brahma disciples.
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Tomari namey nayana melinu

26th January, 1900
Rabindranath sings – Tomari namey nayana melinu – and leads the choir.
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Bharat Sangeet Samaj

4th February, 1900
Attends the Saraswat sammelan of the Samaj on the day of Saraswati puja.
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Sudraker Rajsabha

February, 1900
Delighted to see young artist Jaminiprakash Ganguly's oil painting Sudraker Rajsabha. He writes the famous review article "Kadambari Chitra", published in the Magh issue of the Pradip. Pradip is the first Bengali magazine where painting in halftone block and in tricolor is published.
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Loan from Lokendranath Palit

February, 1900
Borrows Rs 4000/- from Lokendranath to complete the construction of his house.
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Bangiya Sahitya Parishad

19th February, 1900
Attends a special general meeting of the Parishad.
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Karna-Kunti-Sambad

26th February, 1900
Writes this famous poem after a long lull.
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Again takes loan from Lokendranath

5th March, 1900
Borrows Rs 1000/- from Lokendranath.
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Kahini

7th March, 1900
Publishes the next book of poems – Kahini and dedicates it to Radhakishore Dev Manikya, maharaja of Tripura.
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Jagadish Chandra praises the hospitality by Mrinalini Devi

10th March, 1900
Jagadish Chandra goes to Shilaidaha on a short visit and after his return to Kolkata writes a letter copiously praising the hospitality extended to him by Mrinalini and their serene, quiet yet active life far from the tumult of the city.
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Chirakumar Sabha

March, 1900
Nudged by Sarala Devi – editor of Bharati, Rabindranath starts writing this play.
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Bharati

March, 1900
The Chaitra issue carries two poems by Rabindranath -- Chaitrarajani and Vasanta.
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Poem

March, 1900
Writes the poem Baisakh which is printed in the Baisakh (April-May) issue of Bharati.
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Kshanika

April, 1900
Shoots off at least nine letters to the printer in April, urging him to speed up printing though the anthology will ultimately see the light of day much later.
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Funds for Jagadish Chandra

1900
In his efforts to raise much needed funds for Jagadish Chandra's proposed laboratory and forthcoming journey to England, Rabindranath persuades Radhakishore Manikya – maharaja of Tripura to help and the latter agrees to help generously.
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Kalpana

5th May, 1900
Published. Contains 50 poems and songs.
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Sambaran

15th May, 1900
Writes Sambaran in Shilaidaha.
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Attends first monthly meeting of Bangiya Sahitya Parishad

20th May, 1900
Rabindranath arrives in Kolkata, attends the first monthly meeting of the Parishad in the new year presided over by Satyendranath.
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Darjeeling

21st May, 1900
Leaves for Darjeeling.
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Sthai-asthai

21st May, 1900
Writes Sthai-asthai on train.
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Kshanek Dekha

22nd May, 1900
Writes Kshanek Dekha in Darjeeling.
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Spent 10 days in the hills

29th May, 1900
Having spent 10 days in the hills in the company of Jagadish Chandra he returns to Kolkata.
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Bharat Sangeet Samaj

30th May, 1900
Attends a session of Bharat Sangeet Samaj.
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Dui Bon

1st June, 1900
Arrives in Shilaidaha. Writes the poem Dui Bon.
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Ashad

2nd June, 1900
Writes Ashad.
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Navabarsha

2nd June, 1900
Writes Navabarsha.
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Viraha and Akale

3rd June, 1900
Writes Viraha and Akale.
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Bilambita

8th June, 1900
Writes Bilambita.
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Chirayamana

9th June, 1900
Writes Chirayamana.
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Meghamukta

9th June, 1900
Writes Meghamukta.
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Kalyani

10th June, 1900
Writes Kalyani.
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Sukhdukha

13th June, 1900
Writes Sukhdukha.
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Bhartsana

13th June, 1900
Writes Bhartsana.
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Khela

14th June, 1900
Writes Khela.
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Durdin

15th June, 1900
Writes Durdin.
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Avinay

15th June, 1900
Writes Avinay.
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Kritartha

16th June, 1900
Writes Kritartha.
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Antaratama

17th June, 1900
Writes Antaratama.
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Krishnakali

18th June, 1900
Writes Krishnakali.
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Karmaphal

19th June, 1900
Writes Karmaphal.
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Kabi

20th June, 1900
Writes Kabi.
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Abirbhav

24th June, 1900
Writes Abirbhav.
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Kshanika

26th July, 1900
Published, dedicated to Lokendanath Palit. Also gift copies of the book to Sureshchandra Samajpati, Nagendranath Gupta, Dineshchandra Sen and Chandranath Basu.
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Bridegroom for Madhurilata

26th July, 1900
Starts looking for a suitable bridegroom for his eldest daughter Madhurilata (Bela) who's hardly fourteen years of age at this time.
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Son of Biharilal Chakraborty is chosen

26th July, 1900
His friend Priyanath Sen suggests that Saratkumar, third son of the well-known poet Biharilal Chakrabarty is a very suitable boy. Rabindranath agrees. They'll get married next year.
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Acquaintance of Brahmabandhab

26th July, 1900
Most probably Rabindranath makes the acquaintance of Brahmabandhav Upadhaya around this time.
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Deen Dan

4th August, 1900
Writes the poem Deen Dan.
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Khulna to see Lokendranath Palit

August, 1900
Goes to Khulna to see Lokendranath who's the district magistrate there.
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The World-Poet of Bengal

1st September, 1900
Praises Rabindranath as a poet of the tallest stature in an editorial under the title 'The World-Poet of Bengal' in the weekly Sophia edited by him.
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Success of Jagadish Chandra at The International Congress of Physicists

10th September, 1900
Jagadish Chandra Bose writes Rabindranath from England, giving glad tidings of his historic success at The International Congress of Physicists held in Paris.
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Galpaguchha

17th September, 1900
Galpaguchha, the collection of Rabindranath's short stories (1st volume) published. Contains 32 stories.
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Tries to learn French

September, 1900
Tries to learn French using a French grammar, then gives up the effort.
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Reads Tolstoy

October, 1900
Reads Leo Tolstoy's What is Art.
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Allahabad to bring Sahana

31st October, 1900
Goes to Allahabad to bring Balendra's widow Sahana back to Kolkata.
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Nivedita

November, 1900
In England, Nivedita translates into English Kabuliwala, Chhuti and Dan Pratidan at Jagadish Chandra's request. In the chequered history of the translation of Tagore literature into other languages, particularly English, Nivedita is the first translator of Rabindranath's short stories.
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Return to Kolkata

3rd November, 1900
Returns to Kolkata with Sahana.
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Muslim Chhatrader Bangla Siksha

November, 1900
Carries his important article Muslim Chhatrader Bangla Siksha in Bharati's Kartik issue which gives a glimpse of his eminently liberal approach to the issue.
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Visits Bharat Sangeet samaj

18th November, 1900
Rabindranath in Kolkata, visits the Samaj which is carrying on rehearsals for performing Visarjan in December.
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Letter to Mrinalini

17th December, 1900
It's a wonderful letter and reads, "Do I have no right to the state of your mind in the evenings? Am I only for the day? Do you think my eyes too veer away from your mind the moment the sun sets?.."
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Naibedya

17th December, 1900
The poems later collected in the Naibedya are now coming thick and fast. In the same letter he adds,"…Just managed to scribble two Naibedya poems in the bathroom."
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Poush Utsav at Santiniketan

22nd December, 1900
In Santiniketan, attends the annual Brahma festival or Poush Utsav, reads the essay Brahmamantra.
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Visarjan

27th December, 1900
Bharat Sangeet Samaj performs the play in honour of the Maharaja of Tripura.
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Raghupati

27th December, 1900
Rabindranath himself plays Raghupati.
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Poem of Naibedya at Shilaidaha

31st December, 1900
Spends the last days of the parting year in Shilaidaha. Most probably writes here the Naibedya poem which begins, "The sun of the century sinks today behind blood-dimmed clouds."
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