Essay on My Favorite Author –Rabindranath Tagore (Free to read). I am a voracious reader. I have read many authors, but my favorite author is Rabindranath Tagore, popularly known as “the Shelley of Bengal.”Tagore was a Bengali, but he belongs to the whole world, not to speak of India. He was a universalistic and a humanist through and through.Tagore was born on May 6, 1861 in Calcutta. He came from a rich family of landlords. But he had the milk of human kindness for the poor and the downtrodden.Tagore was not sent to any school, he was taught at home. He was a highly precocious child. As such, he was capable of learning more from nature and society at large than from any formal education. His responsibilities regarding management of a vast estate enabled him to interact with and get impressions from a large cross-section of humanity. This enabled him to develop a broad outlook with a healthy blend of realistic and idealistic strains.