Gitanjali is a reflection of Rabindranath’s consciousness, wisdom & philosophy. The original work, which was published on August 14 1910, comprised 157 songs. The English version was released in November 1912 by the India Society of London. It contained translations of 53 poems from the original Bengali Gitanjali ,as well as 50 other poems which were from his drama Achalayatana & 8 other books of poetry –mainly Gitimalya ,Naivadya & Kheya . It had a long introduction by the noted poet W.B. Yeats.