November 9, 2007
Geetanjali in Bengali Unicode – A little effort
This blog contains the Kaviguru’s Nobel prize winning serenade to God, Geetanjali, in Bengali unicode. To the great genius Rabindranath Tagore, my efforts will be just a piece of respect after expanding its reach in the era of Internet. The word ‘Geetanjali’ is in some places written as ‘Gitanjali’ and it is as per Bengali pronunciation,its Gitanjoli. And I guess the ‘Geetanjali’ word seems better.
The need of hour is, I could not locate his original poems in Bengali unicode format on the net, though partial translations are there.
Though it will require a lot of expertise for doing the translation of his works, as per my current level of confidence, thus I shall put only the Roman transription alongwith the literal essence of the songs in Hindi and English. Please help me to let know about the authentic translations, if available to you.
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