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I've always admired Rabindranath Tagore's very much, his poetic writings. Do people in India think much of him today?... If his writings are highly considered by people in India?

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"I've always admired Rabindranath Tagore's very much, his poetic writings. Do people in India think much of him today" |"If his writings are highly considered by people in India"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1973 Conversations and Morning Walks

What about that?... No, not at all... What is his writings? So many speculation. That's all. But it has got little similarity to Vaiṣṇavism. His Gītāñjali... But his literatures are not read by our... A section... The Russians read. I have heard that in your Oxford University there is study of Rabindranath's books?
Room Conversation with Sir Alistair Hardy -- July 21, 1973, London:

Sir Alistair Hardy: (Break) ...Tagore thought of in India today. I've always admired Rabindranath Tagore's very much, his poetic writings. Do people in India think much of him today?

Prabhupāda: What about that?

Revatīnandana: Rabindranath Tagore.

Haṁsadūta : If his writings are highly considered by people in India?

Prabhupāda: No, not at all.

Sir Alistair Hardy: Not at all. No.

Prabhupāda: What is his writings? So many speculation. That's all. But it has got little similarity to Vaiṣṇavism. His Gītāñjali...

Sir Alistair Hardy: He had a great reputation in the western world.

Prabhupāda: But his literatures are not read by our... A section.

Revatīnandana: Mostly in Bengal. And because he was accepted in the West, therefore they are very proud of it. But otherwise...

Prabhupāda: The Russians read. I have heard that in your Oxford University there is study of Rabindranath's books? They study?

Sir Alistair Hardy: They study which books?

Prabhupāda: Rabindranath.

Sir Alistair Hardy: Oh, I think they produce some of them, yes. He gave a course of lectures in Oxford about 1923, or, '22 or '23, which were very well attended. I wasn't there, unfortunately, but I read them.

Prabhupāda: 1953?

Haṁsadūta: '23.

Prabhupāda: '23.

Sir Alistair Hardy: '23. (end)