Rabindranath Tagore: Universality and Tradition

Synopsis

Rabindranath Tagore is considered the greatest modern writer of India. He is also one of the great social and political figures in modern Indian history. After he received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913, Tagore's reputation in the west has been based primarily on his mystical poetry. But that is only one small part of Tagore's work. Tagore wrote novels of social realism, treating such issues as nationalism, religious intolerance and violence. He wrote analytic works on social reform, education and science - even engaging in a brief dialogue with Albert Einstein.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Patrick Colm Hogan
  • Manju Radhakrishnan
  • Debasmita Roychowdhury
  • Nobuko Yamasaki
  • Bandana Purkayastha
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Madison, NJ
Publication year:
  • 2003