Uruguay stamp to honor Rabindranath Tagore

Correo Uruguayo has issued a stamp commemorating Rabindranath Tagore's 150th birth anniversary.

Rabindanath Tagore (1861-1941) was a famous Bengali poet, novelist, musician, painter and playwright who reshaped Bengali literature and music.

As author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he was the first non-European who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. His poetry in translation was viewed as spiritual, and this together with his mesmerizing persona gave him a prophet-like aura in the west. His "elegant prose and magical poetry" still remain largely unknown outside the confines of Bengal.

The stamp, issued also to commemorate the INDIPEX 2011 in New Delhi, illustrates the portrait of Rabindranath Tagore, the flags of Uruguay and India and the logo of INDIPEX 2011.

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