>>Here is a clarification in respect of the news report, “Don't canonise Tagore, urge scholars” (May 8, 2011). Rabindranath Tagore started writing poems in 1878 when he was only 17 years old. (Kavi-Kahini — 1878 — was the first listed verse in http://www.visva-bharati.ac.in/Rabindranath/Contents/Writing_Bengali.htm). A collection of the poems he wrote since then was published in 1910 under the title ‘Geetanjali.' It won for him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.