Rabindranath Tagore

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Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941), wiki was an Indian Bengali polymath. In 1913 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He is the founder of International University.

"Rabindranath Tagore led the opening program of the School of Wisdom in 1920, and participated in several of its programs thereafter... Tagore was not only a creative genius, he was a great man and friend to many. For instance, he was also a good friend from childhood to the great Indian Physicist, Bose. He was educated and quite knowledgeable of Western culture, especially Western poetry and Science. This made him a remarkable person, one of the first of our planet to combine East and West, and ancient and modern knowledge." [1]



  • Martin Kampchen, Rabindranath Tagore in Germany Four Responses to a Cultural Icon (Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, 1999). Article
  • Tithi Bhattacharya, The Sentinels of Culture: Class, Education and the Colonial Intellectual in Bengal (Oxford University Press, 2005). Review
  • Amrit Sen, Visva-Bharati, (eds.), SPECIAL ISSUE ON RABINDRANATH TAGORE, 150 YEARS, Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, 2010.
  • Michael Collins, Empire, Nationalism and the Postcolonial World: Rabindranath Tagore`s Writings on History, Politics and Society (Routledge, 2011). Article

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  1. School of Wisdom Rabindranath Tagore, organizational web page, accessed April 24, 2012.