One of India’s most cherished renaissance figures. Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) Put us on the literary map of the world his Gitanjali was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913. A poet’s, he is a maker of not only modern Indian literature but also the modern India mind. Myriad-minded, he was a poet, short story writer, novelist, dramist, essayist, painter and composer of songs. Gandhi called him ‘Great sentinel’. His world-wide acclaim as a social, political, religious and asesthtic thinker, innovator in education and a champion of the ‘One world’ ideas makes him a living presence.
Mahatmaji and the Depressed Humanity (1932) is an assortment of articles occasioned by Mahatma Gandhi’s fact in protest against the communal award by Prime Minister Ramsey Macdonald. It was dedicated to Prafulla Chandra Ray ‘in appreciation of his self-sacrifice for country and his students.’
East and West (1935) is an exchange of letters between Gilbert Murray (1866-1957) and Tagore. Towards the beginning of 1934 Murray wrote a Tagore expressing his concern about the post-world War European society, to which Tagore replied with his usual optimism and frankness.
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