By Kalyan Sen Gupta
The Nobel Prize winner, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) - 'the Indian Goethe', as Albert Schweitzer referred to as him - used to be not just the main poet and playwright of contemporary India, yet one in every of its so much profound and influential thinkers. Kalyan Sen Gupta's ebook is the 1st complete creation to Tagore's philosophical, socio-political and non secular pondering. Drawing on Rabindranath's poetry in addition to his essays, and opposed to the heritage subject matter of his deep sensitivity to the holistic personality of human lifestyles and the wildlife, Sen Gupta explores the wide variety of Tagore's concept. His proposal of spirituality, his reflections at the value of dying, his academic concepts and his courting to his nice modern, Gandhi, are one of the themes that Sen Gupta discusses - as are Tagore's perspectives on marriage, his designated knowing of Hinduism, and his prescient issues for the typical surroundings. the writer doesn't conceal the tensions to be present in Tagore's writings, yet endorses the good poet's personal conviction that those are tensions resolvable on the point of an inventive existence, if now not at that of summary proposal.
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