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?
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.
Sir Alistair Hardy: '23. (end)