Tagore – Chronology of major works

Year Work in Bengali
1878
  • Kabi-Kahini (The Tale of the Poet : a story in verse)
1880
  • Bana-phul (The Flower of the Woods : a story in verse)
1881
  • Balmiki Pratibha (The genious of Balmiki : a musical drama)
  • Bhagna-hridaya (The Broken Heart : a drama in verse)
  • Rudrachanda (a drama in verse)
  • Europe-prabasir patra (Letters of a sojourner in Europe)
1882
  • Sandhya Sangeet (Evening Songs : a collection of lyrics)
  • Kal Mrigaya (The Fatal Hunt : a musical drama)
1883
  • Bouthakuranir Haat (The young Queen’s market : a novel)
  • Prabhat Sangeet (Morning songs: a collection of lyrics)
  • Vividha Prasanga (Miscellaneous Topics: a collection of essays)
1884
  • Prakritir Pratisodh (Nature’s Revenge : a drama in verse)
  • Bhanu Singha Thakurer Padabali (collection of poems written after Vaishnava poets under the pen name of ‘Bhanu Singha’)
  • Chhabi O Gaan (Sketches and Songs : collection of poems)
  • Nalini (a prose drama)
  • Saisab Sangeet (Poems of Childhood : a collection of poems)
1885
  • Rammohan Roy (a pamphlet on Rammohan Roy)
  • Alochona (Discussions : a collection of essays)
  • Rabichhaya (The shadow of the Sun : a collection of songs)
1886
  • Kari o Kamal (Sharps and Flats : a collection of poems)
1887
  • Rajarshi (The Saint King : a novel)
  • Chithipatra (letters)
1888
  • Mayar Khela (a musical drama)
  • Samalochona (Reviews : a collection of essays)
1889
  • Raja 0 Rani (King and Queen : a drama in verse)
1890
  • Visarjan (Sacrifice : a drama)
  • Manasi (The heart’s desire: a collection of poems)
  • Mantri Abhisek (a lecture on Lord Cross’s India Bill)
1891 Europe Jatrir Diary (Diary of a traveller to Europe)
1892
  • Chitrangada (a drama in verse)
  • Goray galad (Wrong at the Start : a comedy)
  • Joy parajay (story)
1893
  • Europe Jatrir Diary Part II
  • Ganer Bahi O Valmiki Pratibha (a collection of songs incorporating Valmiki Pratibha)
1894
  • Sonar Tari (The Golden Boat : a collection of pems)
  • Chhoto galpo (collection of 15 short stories)
  • Chitrangada O Viday-Abhisap (Chitrangada previously published and Curse at Farewell)
  • Vichitra Galpa (Parts I & II)
  • Katha-Chatustaya (four short stories)
1895
  • Chhele-bhulano Chhara (nursery rhymes)
  • Galpa-Dasak (ten short stories)
1896
  • Chitra (a collection of poems)
  • Malini (a drama)
  • Chaitali (a collection of poems)
  • Nadi (River : a long poem)
  • Sanskrita Siksha Parts I & II (text book)
1897
  • Baikunther Khaata (Manuscripts of Baikuntha : a comedy)
  • Pancha Bhut (Five Elements : a collection of essays)
1899
  • Kanika (a collection of short poems and epigrams)
1900
  • Galpoguchha (a collection of short stories)
  • Kshanika (The Fleeting One : a collection of poems)
  • Kalpana (Imagination : a collection of poems)
  • Katha (Stories : a collection of ballads)
  • BrahmaUpanishad (a religious essay)
  • Kahini (Tales : a collection of drama in verse and long poems)
1901
  • Galpa (Stories : part II of Galpaguchha)
  • Bangla Kriyapader Taalika (List of Bengali verbs : text book)
  • Aupanishad Brahma (a religious essay)
  • Naivedya (Offerings : a collection of poems)
  • Brahma-mantra (a religious essay)
1903
  • Chokher Bali (Eyesore : a novel)
  • Sishu (Child : children poems)
  • Karmaphal (Nemesis : a story)
1904
  • Nastaneer (The Home Spoilt : a novel)
  • Chirakumar Sabha (The Bachelor’s Club : a novel, this was later issued separately as Prajapatir Nirbandha)
  • Ingraji Sopan, Part I (a text-book)
1905
  • Baul (a collection of songs)
  • Atmasakti (a collection of political essays and lectures)
1906
  • Naukadubi (The Wreck : a novel)
  • Bharatbarsha (India : a collection of political essays and lectures)
  • Rajbhakti (a political essay)
  • Deshnayak (a political essay)
  • Ingraji Sopan, Part II (a text-book)
  • Kheya (Ferry : a collection of poems)
1907
  • Adhunik Sahitya (Modern Literature : a collection of essays)
  • Lokasahitya (Literature of the People : a collection of essays)
  • Prachin Sahitya (Ancient Literature : a collection of essays)
  • Sahitya (Literature : a collection of essays)
  • Vichitra Prabandha (a collection of essays)
  • Charitrapuja (Tributes to Great Lives : a collection of essays)
  • Hasya-Kautuk (humourous sketches)
  • Byanga-Kautuk (satirical sketches)
1908
  • Mukut (The Crown : a prose drama)
  • Path-O-Patheya (an essay)
  • Raja Praja (King and his Subjects : a collection of political essays)
  • Samuha (a collection of political essays)
  • Swadesh (My Country : a collection of political and sociological essays)
  • Swamaj (Society : a collection of essays)
  • Saradotsav (Autumn Festival : a drama)
1909
  • Brahma Sangeet (a collection of religious songs)
  • Vidyasagar-charit (two essays on Vidyasagar printed before in Charitrapuja)
  • Dharma (Religion : a collection of essays)
  • Chayanika (an anthology of poems)
  • Prayaschitta (Penace : a drama)
  • Sabdatattwa (a collection of papers on Bengali philology)
1910
  • Raja (King of the dark chamber : a drama)
  • Gora (a novel)
  • Gitanjali (Song Offerings)
1911
  • Aatti Galpa (eight Stories)
1912
  • Achalayatan (a drama )
  • Dakghar (Post Office : a drama)
  • Galpa Chaariti (Four Stories)
  • Jiban-Smriti (Reminiscences)
  • Chhinnapatra (Torn Letters)
  • Patha Sanchay (a text-book)
  • Dharmasiksha (an essay)
  • Dharmer Adhikar (an essay)
1914
  • Utsarga (Dedication : a collection of poems)
  • Gitimalya (A Garland of songs)
  • Gitali (a collection of poems and songs)
1915
  • Bichitra Path (selection for the use of students)
  • Kavyagrantha (ten volumes of poems and dramas)
1916
  • Ghare Baire (Home and the World : a novel)
  • Balaka (The Swan : a collection of poems)
  • Chaturanga (a novel)
  • Phalguni (Cycle of Spring : a drama)
  • Sanchaya (a collection of essays)
1917
  • Anubad-charcha (a text-book)
  • Kartar Ichhaye Karmo (As the Master Wills : a lecture)
1918
  • Palataka (The Run-away : stories in verse)
  • Guru (stage version of Achalayatan)
1919
  • Japan-jatri (Travels in Japan)
1920
  • Poila Nombor (a short story)
  • Arupratan (stage version of Raja)
1921
  • Barsa-mangal (Rain Festival)
  • Sikshar Milan ( Meeting of Cultures : a lecture)
  • Rinsodh (stage version of Saradotsav)
  • Satyer Ahovaan (Call of Truth : a lecture)
1922
  • Sishu Bholanath (child poems)
  • Lipika (Letter : prose-poems)
  • Muktadhara (Free Current : a drama)
1923
  • Basanta (Spring : a musical drama)
1925
  • Purabi (a collection of poems)
  • Griha prabesh (a drama)
  • Sankalan (a collection of prose)
  • Sesh barshan (The last shower : a musical drama)
1926
  • Rakta karabi (Red Oleanders : a drama)
  • Natir puja (The dancing girl’s worship : a drama)
  • Prabahini (a collection of songs)
  • Chirakumar sabha (stage version of Prajapatir Nirbandha)
  • Sodh bodh (All square : a comedy)
  • Lekhon (Autographs : verses with English translations)
1927
  • Ritu ranga (The Play of the Seasons : a musical drama)
1928
  • Sesh raksha (stage version of Goray galad)
  • Palliprakriti (address of the anniversary of Sriniketan)
1929
  • Sesher Kabita (Last poem : a novel)
  • Mahua (a collection of poems)
  • Tapati (a drama)
  • Jogajog (a novel)
  • Paritran (stage version of Prayaschitta)
  • Jatri (Traveller : letters from abroad)
1930
  • Sahaj path - parts I & II (text book)
  • Ingreji sahaj siksha – parts I & II (text book)
  • Patha parichay, parts II-IV (text book)
1931
  • Shapmochan (a muscial drama)
  • Russiar chithi (Letters from Russia)
  • Nabin (a musical piece)
  • Banabani (poems)
1932
  • Parisesh (collection of poems)
  • Punascha (collection of poems)
  • Kaler jatra (two dramatic pieces)
1933
  • Chandalika (The Untouchable Woman : a drama)
  • Tasher Desh (Kingdom of Cards : a musical drama)
  • Bansari (The Flute : a drama)
1934
  • Malancha (a novel)
  • Char Adhyay (Four Chapters : a novel)
  • Sraban gatha (collection of songs)
1935
  • Bithika (Avenue : collection of poems)
  • Sesh saptak (collection of poems)
1936
  • Shyamali (poems)
  • Patraput (poems)
  • Chhanda (essays on Bengali prosody)
1937
  • Biswaparichay (article on modern physical astronomy)
  • Khapchhara (rhymes)
  • Kalantar (essays)
  • Shay (children’s stories)
  • Chharar chhobi (rhymes)
1938
  • Senjuti (poems)
  • Bangla Bhasha Parichay (a treatise on the Bengali language)
  • Prantik (poems)
1939
  • Shyama (a dance drama)
  • Prahasini (The Smiling One : poems)
  • Akash pradip (poems)
1940
  • Nabajatak (The newly born : poems)
  • Sanai (The Pipe : poems)
  • Rog sajyay (In the sick-bed : poems)
  • Tin songi (Three companions : short stories)
  • Chhelebela (My boyhood days : reminiscences)
1941
  • Sabhyatar sankat (Crisis in civilization : an essay)
  • Janmadine (Birthday : poems)
  • Arogya (Recovery : poems)
  • Galpo salpa (stories and verses for children)
Year Work in English
1912
  • Gitanjali (Song Offerings): a collection
    of 103 poems translated by author from his poetical works in
    Bengali viz., Gitanjali (51), Gitimalya (17),
    Naivedya (16), Kheya (11), Sishu
    (3), Chaitali (1), Smaran(1), Kalpana
    (1), Utsarga (1), Achalayatana (1).
  • 1913
  • The Gardener : collection of poems translated
    by author from his poetical works in Bengali – Kshanika,
    Kalpana, Sonar Tari, Chaitali, Utsarga, Chitra, Manasi, Mayar
    Khela, Kheya, Kari O Kamal, Gitali and Saradotsav
  • The Crescent Moon : child poems. Most of the poems are from
    Sishu.
  • Chitra : a drama (translation of Chitrangada)
  • Sadhana : The Realisation of Life (essays).
  • One hundred poems of Kabir – translated by Tagore
  • 1916
  • Fruit Gathering : poems translated by author
    from Gitali, Gitimalya, Balaka, Utsarga, Katha, Kheya, Smarana,
    Chitra
    etc.
  • Hungry Stones and other stories : 12 stories.
    1. The Hungry Stones (khudita pashan)
    2. Victory (jay parajoy)
    3. Once there was a King (asambhava katha)
    4. Lord, the Baby (khokababur pratyabartan)
    5. The Kingdom of cards (tasher desh)
    6. Devotee (boshtomi)
    7. Vision (dristidaan)
    8. Babus of Nayanjore (thakurda)
    9. Living or dead (jibito o mrito)
    10. We crown thee King (rajtika)
    11. Renunciation (tyaga)
    12. Kabuliwala
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