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Bouthakuranir Haat

11th January, 1883
Rabindranath publishes one of his earliest novels, Bouthakuranir Haat.
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Brahmo Samaj festival

23rd January, 1883
Fifty third annual festival of the Brahmo Samaj is held.
Rabindranath contributes the following four (4) songs:
  • Dekh cheye dekh tora 23rd January, 1883
  • Ki korili moher chhalane23rd January, 1883
  • Bado asha kore 23rd January, 1883
  • Aaji shuvo diney 23rd January, 1883
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Priyanath Sen

January, 1883
Rabindranath writes his bosom friend Priyanath Sen that he is busy composing the songs mentioned above.
Priyanath had thorough knowledge of languages like English, French, Italian other than Bengali. He was a critic of Rabindranath's literary works and also supported Tagore's writings where needed. His collection of prose is known as Priya Pushpanjali. He was a poet too.
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Satyendranath at 14 South Circular Road

January, 1883
Satyendranath puts up at their 14, South Circular Road residence from 8th January to 4th March. Rabindranath visits them everyday.
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Letter to Priyanath Sen

March, 1883
In a letter written to Priyanath Sen at this time Rabindranath confides,"Now I am at 14, Circular Road".
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Samalochani Sabha

March, 1883
Most probably around this time, Rabindranath along with some close friends, founds this sabha as a platform for literary discourse.
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India Club

20th March, 1883
India Club, an assembly of the Kolkata elite, is born. Rabindranath attends the inauguration and sings a few songs.
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Adi Brahmo Samaj

12th April, 1883
At the end of the Bengali year (1289), prayers are offered at the Adi Brahmo Samaj temple. The new year is celebrated the next day. This is first time Rabindranath composes a song Barsha oi galo chole on such an occasion. In the very next day on 13th April, two of his songs are sung. The songs are as follows:
  • Barsha oi galo chole 12th April, 1883
  • Sakha tumi achho kotha
  • Prabhu elem kothay
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Prabhatsangeet

11th May, 1883
Rabindranath publishes a book of verse - Prabhatsangeet.
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Marriage preparations

June, 1883
Preliminary preparations for Rabindranath's marriage get under way. Jyotirindranath, Rabindranath and his sisters-in-law go to Jessore looking for a suitable bride and after prolonged bride-hunting, select Bhabatarini Devi, daughter of Benimadhab Roychowdhury, an employee of the Tagore estate, as the bride.
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National Fund

17th July, 1883
At a mammoth gathering at the grounds of Anathnath Dev's Bazar, the National Fund question is debated. In this connection Rabindranath writes an essay — National Fund.
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Surendranath Banerjee released from jail

19th July, 1883
Students of Free Church College gather to celebrate Surendranath Banerjee's release from jail. Surendranath addresses the gathering. Rabindranath regales the audience with songs.
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Debendranath asks Rabindranath to come to Mussourie

7th September, 1883
Maharshi Debendranath, now in Mussouri, writes a letter to Rabindranath asking him to come there. Maharshi wants to discuss forthcoming marriage.
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Rabindranath's Mussouri visit

17th September, 1883
Rabindranath leaves for Musouri to meet Debendranath, most probably accompanied by Indira Devi and Surendranath.
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Rabindranath's Karowar visit

4th October, 1883
After returning from Mussouri, Rabindranath goes to Karowar (Karnataka) to meet Satyendranath Tagore.
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Rabindranath writes play - Prakritir Pratishodh

October, 1883
During his stay at Karowar, Rabindranath writes a poetic drama - Prakritir Pratishodh.
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Rabindranath is back in Kolkata

1883
On return from Karowar, Rabindranath stays at the Circular Road residence. He composes the poems later collected in Chhabi O Gaan and writes a variety of prose pieces, too.
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Maharshi Debendranath's letter

7th December, 1883
In a significant letter foreshadowing the role he'll later play as a zamindar, Debendranath writes to Rabindranath,"Now you prepare yourself to go and inspect the work and functions of the zamindari estate…….when I am satisfied with your alacrity and the maturity of your judgement, I will give you the responsibility of living and working in the muffosil."
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Wedding of Rabindranath and Bhabatarini

9th December, 1883
In an unostentatious and quiet ceremony, Rabindranath, now 23, marries Bhabatarini (later known as Mrinalini) – a bride ten years old.
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Maharshi Debendranath's last visit to Santiniketan

December, 1883
Maharshi Debendranath pays what turns out to be his last visit to Santiniketan; then starts living in a rented house in Chunchura.
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Rev. Lalbehari De's book published

1883
Rev. Lalbehari De's Folk Tales of Bengal gets published.
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