Rabindranath Tagore

Rabīndranāth Ṭhākur

1861 (Calcutta, now Kolkata) – 1941 (Calcutta)

Yeats and Pound met Tagore when he first brought his poetry to England, and led the adulation that ensued: Yeats wrote a preface for him, though he later recanted his enthusiasm. Elmhirst and Tagore set up a progressive school in Bengal, Tagore later staying with Elmhirst in Dartington and helping get that school started. He held widely-reported conversations with Wells in Geneva and Einstein in Berlin. Ocampo put him up in Buenos Aires, where they became close friends, though probably not lovers. Zweig only met him for half an hour, when Tagore changed trains in Salzburg, but was deeply affected.

Rabindranath Tagore knew…