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Anita Desai and Andrew Robinson — The Modern Resonance of Rabindranath Tagore

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Anita Desai and Andrew Robinson — The Modern Resonance of Rabindranath Tagore

He bestowed the title “Mahatma” on Gandhi. He debated the deepest nature of reality with Einstein. He was championed by Yeats and Pound to become the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Rabindranath Tagore was a polymath — a writer and a painter, a philosopher and a musician, and a social innovator — but much of his poetry and prose is virtually untranslatable (or inaccessibly translated) for modern minds. We pull back the "dusty veils" that have hidden his memory from history.

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