Tagore was a fierce opponent of British rule in India. In this work
he discusses the resurgence of the East and the challenge it poses to
Western supremacy, calling for a future beyond nationalism, based
instead on cooperation and racial tolerance.
GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the
world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other.
They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have
enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives
– and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great
thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook
civilization and helped make us who we are.
About The Author
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was a Bengali poet, philosopher,
visual artist, playwright, novelist, and composer whose works reshaped
Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
A cultural icon of Bengal and India, he won the Nobel Prize in
Literature in 1913.