Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali polymath who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. He was a poet, visual artist, playwright, novelist, educationist, social reformer, nationalist, business-manager and composer. Gitanjali (Song Offerings), Gora (Fair-Faced), and Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World) are among his best-known works. Gitanjali is a collection of 103 poems. This volume became very famous in the West and was widely translated. The poetry is metaphysical talking about a union with the supreme being. The poems also speak of the union of two earthly lovers. This type of anthropomorphic depiction of celestial love is quite common in the literature of India since the 12th century.