HISTORY occasionally witnesses the birth of some sparkling personalities that burn ablaze all ugliness, all pettiness, all inhuman vulgarities and thereby lead civilization to reach a dizzy height. Such personalities cannot be confined within the narrow geographical boundaries where they first touched the terrestrial earth. By dint of their vision, mission and action they expose themselves as Universal Man holding high up the banner of human values—truth, love, beauty, forbearance, harmony and eternal search for the ultimate destination from here to eternity. In such a galaxy of the prophets of humanism, Rabindranath Tagore, the minstrel of Mother India, occupies a frontal position.

Excerpt from an essay by Bharati Mukherjee, Former Vice-Chancellor of Rabindra Bharati, from the Journal of Oriental Studies, published by the Institute of Oriental Philosophy in Japan.

One Response to “Tagore’s Poetry: Ballad of Humanism, by Bharati Mukherjee”

  1. Ron Tedwater says:

    Really nice post,thank you

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