Tagore: The tendency in modern civilisation is to make the world uniform. Calcutta, Bombay, Hong Kong and other cities are more or less alike, wearing big masks which represent no country in particular.

Wells: Yet don’t you think that this very fact is an indication that we are reaching out for a new worldwide human order which refuses to be localised?

Tagore: Our individual physiognomy need not be the same. Let the mind be universal. The individual should not be sacrificed.

Wells: We are gradually thinking now of one human civilisation on the foundation of which individualities will have ...


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