As a young poet, Bose (also known as Buddhadeb Bosu) visited the nearly-80-year-old Tagore, then the towering influence on Bengali literature, and subsequently wrote on him. Tagore himself recognised that Bose represented a new generation in Bengali poetry. Das, slightly older than Bose, was one of many writers he helped get exposure through his influential literary journal and personal support. Bose, who taught widely in the U.S., visited Miller at home in Big Sur. Cummings was among his correspondents.