Tagore’s contribution to our understanding of spirituality as a domain of human awareness that is universal is deeply needed to repair our wounded soul and heal our planet.

Born in 1861 in Bengal – where in 1912 he published a little book called Gitanjali (‘Song Offering’) that remains his best-known work – Tagore won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913, and was the first Asian to do so.

He also (as we have seen from other articles in this special anniversary issue) painted, composed music, lectured, farmed, founded schools and established a university. Showered with praise and fame, he became ...


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