Sonar Tori (alternatively spelt Sonar Tari, Bengali: সোনার তরী) is a collection of Bengali poetry by poet Rabindranath Tagore. The collection has more than forty poems and was first published in 1894.[1] Sonar Tori is considered to be one of the most celebrated literary works of Tagore.[2][3]

Sonar Tori
Book title cover, in Bengali
Sonar Tori 1st edition title page
Original titleসোনার তরী
CountryBritish India (now India)
Media typePrint
Original text
সোনার তরী at Bengali Wikisource


In this poetry collection, the poet shows his thirst and quest for beauty, and detaching himself from the world of humanity.[4]


At a Kuthibari (house) at Shilaidaha Tagore stayed intermittently between 1891 and 1901. Many poems of this collection were written during his stay at this place.[5] The poems of this collection were written between March 1892 and December 1893. The book was first published in 1894.[2]


  1. ^ Mohan Lal (1992). Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature: Sasay to Zorgot. Sahitya Akademi. pp. 4136–. ISBN 978-81-260-1221-3.
  2. ^ a b Vidyarthi, Nita (16 June 2017). "Voyage on golden boat..." The Hindu. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  3. ^ "বাংলাদেশ ও রবীন্দ্রনাথ". Bangladesh Pratidin (in Bengali). Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  4. ^ S K Paul (2006). The Complete Poems of Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali: Texts and Critical Evaluation. Sarup & Sons. pp. 16–. ISBN 978-81-7625-660-5.
  5. ^ "Shilaidaha Kuthibari - A haven for Tagore". The Daily Star. 13 May 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2020.

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