May 9, 2010 marks the 150 birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, one of the greatest poets and thinkers India has ever produced. In the present day World, riddled with war and violence, his writings on universal humanness and peace are more relevant than ever.
The multi-cultural educational efforts carried out by Tagore became an inspiration to educators around the world, and schools following his philosophy of human unity were created in many countries. One of the famous students of Viswabharati, Prof Amartya Sen has captured Tagore’s versatility in his article.
Ramchandra Guha’s article
on the other hand, talks about Tagore’s influence on contemporary world leaders like Gandhi.