He gained much inspiration from the people and the landscape and it became a prolific period of writing for him, works including Chitra: A Play in One Act (1896 Manasi (poetry, 1890) The Ideal One, and Sonar Tari (poetry, 1894) The Golden Boat. Tagores grandfather Dwarkanath Tagore (1794-1846) was a social reformer and wealthy landowner. The Tagores were a progressive family, their home a hub of social activity and culture; they often hosted theatrical and musical performances in their mansion. Sadhana: The Realisation of Life (1916) Biography written by C.D. Merriman for Jalic Inc. Copyright Jalic Inc. 2006. All Rights Reserved. The above biography is copyrighted. Do not republish it without permission. Forum Discussions on Rabindranath Tagore. Where The Mind Is Without Fear. Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high. Where knowledge is free Where the world has not been broken up into fragments. By narrow domestic walls Where words come out from the depth of truth. I may not find a place in thy garland, but honour it with a touch of pain from thy hand and pluck it. I fear lest the day end before I am aware, and the time of offering go by. Smaran In Memoriam. Other works written or published during this period were; Katha O Kahini (1900) Tales and Stories, Naivedya (poetry, 1901 Kheya (poetry, 1906 Raja (play, 1910) The King of the Dark Chamber, Dak-ghar (1912) The Post Office, The Crescent Moon (1913 Gitimalya (1914). Tagores life and works have made him a cultural icon, studied the world over even into the 21st Century. Rabindranath Tagore was born on in Jorasanko (Tagore House Calcutta, India. He was the fourteenth child born to Debendranath Tagore (1817-1905) and Sarada Devi (d.1875).