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TAGORE ON GANDHI

by RABINDRANATH TAGORE

  1. ISBN: 9788129112941
  2. Pages: 58 pages
  3. Date: 2008

ABOUT THIS BOOK

As a supreme symbol of India’s culture and spirit, Tagore was a contemporary of the other colossus of nineteenth-century India, Mahatma Gandhi. These two towering figures came to represent the essence of Indian thought and life in the modern age. Contemporaries and icons of our freedom struggle movement, they differed in their intrinsic philosophies and yet shared the same vision. This book is a collection of Tagore?s essays and addresses on Gandhi, whom he reverentially called ?The Mahatma?. These were written on the occasion of Gandhiji?s birth anniversaries and his ?Epic Fast? in 1932, and

provide a useful insight on the Mahatma. While ?Gandhi the Man? talks of the Mahatma?s immense humanity, ?A Liberated Soul? reveals the secret of Gandhi?s success as his dynamic spiritual strength and incessant self-sacrifice. In ?On Mahatmaji?s Birthday? Tagore acknowledges Gandhi as the central bond of brotherhood in the motherland, while in ?Moral Warfare? he espouses a spiritual war against the violence of evils.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

One of India’s most cherished renaissance figures, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) put India on the literary map of the world when his Gitanjali was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Myriad-minded, he was a poet, short story writer, novelist, dramatist, essayist, painter and composer of songs. His worldwide acclaim as a social, political, religious and aesthetic thinker, innovator in education and a champion of the ‘One World’ idea makes him a living presence