About the Book: Nationalism
'More than any other Indian he has broadened the bases of Indian nationalism.
He has been Indias internationalist par excellence —Jawaharlal Nehru
Rabindranath Tagore (18611941) was the first Asian to win a Nobel Prize.
Nationalism is based on lectures delivered by him during the First World War.
While the nations of Europe were doing battle, Tagore urged his audiences in
Japan and the United States to eschew political aggressiveness and cultural
arrogance. His mission, one might say, was to synthesize East and West,
tradition and modernity. The lectures were not always well received at the time,
but they were chillingly prophetic. As Ramachandra