Literature, Tagore

Legacy of Tagore in present world: a savant or an idol

IA poignant article on Tagore’s relevance to the contemporary world…what is his relevance in our lives now? Have we adopted his ideas of a free society or his image on the pantheon of Bengali vainglorious psyche?

“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls”

Have we freed our mind and thoughts yet?

Finally, who does the world look up to now as the messiah for free-thinking transgressing the limits of time and geographic boundaries? Why does the world lack inspirational thinkers? In Science and Technology, barriers are broken every day that pushes the limit of what humans can do; why isn’t there similar advances in social spheres?

Tagore knew that his Western image was not his real self.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/05/30/modern-magus

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