Conversations and Interviews (Rabindra Rachanavali)

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Item Code: IDK335
Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Publisher: Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Edition: 2006
ISBN: 8129110326
Pages: 144
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 7.8" X 5.2"
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One of India's most cherished renaissance figures, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) put us on the literary map of the world when, his Gitanjali was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. A poet's poet, he is a maker of not only modern Indian literature but also the modern Indian mind. Myriad-minded, he was a poet, short story writer, novelist, dramatrist, essayist, painter and composer of songs. Gandhi called him the 'Great Sentinel'. His world-wide acclaim as a social, political, religious and aesthetic thinker, innovator in education and a champion of the 'One World' idea makes him a living presence.

From 1912 onwards Rabindranath Tagore came into frequent touch with the finest minds of his time. During his extensive foreign tours that began three years later, he met several great individuals. They include novelists like H.G. Wells, scientists like Albert Einstein, various politicians and scholars like Croce and Rolland. He shared with them his views on the political climate of the times as well as on societal and cultural issues. The interviews present in this volume bring out a nice blend of Tagore an philosophy as well as those of Western intellectuals.


Marguerite Wilkinson & Tagore1
Benedetto Croce & Tagore5
Romain Rolland & Tagore8
I: Villeneuve8
II: Villeuve8
Salvadori & Tagore28
Angelica Balban & Tagore36
Interview with F.L. Minigerode39
On Civilisation39
Magnificent Dreams41
H.G. Wells & Tagore47
Einstein & Tagore54
Conversations in Russia65
Conversation at the Voks Reception67
At the Federation of Soviet Writers, Moscow72
Reply by Rabindranath Tagore77
The First Pioneer Commune80
Reply to Address of Welcome81
Talk with the Children83
The Central Peasants' House85
Talk with the Peasants87
Exhibition of Drawings95
Talks with Art Critics98
Talks with Students101
Village Schools in India111
Farewell Meeting at Dom Soyouzov114
Farewell Speech by Rabindranath Tagore115
Impressions of Moscow118
Interview with the 'Jewish Standard':123
On the Palestini an Problem
Interviews in Persia128
I: Discussion with the Editor of 'Isphahan'128
II: Discussions with Educationists at Teheran128
III: Discussions with Dashty, A member of the129
Iranian Assembly
On Film143
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