Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) is nebulously remembered in the West as the first oriental winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 and as an Indian poet, but beyond these two facts little remains of his memory in our culture. To ignore him, however, is our great loss, since he has much to offer us today in our urgent search for our rightful place within the world of Nature.

Tagore was the inspiration behind the creation of the Dartington Hall Trust in England by Dorothy Elmhirst and her husband Leonard, an English vicar’s son who had worked closely for many years with Tagore in India. ...


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