Rabindranath Tagore on International Relations

Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore on International Relations

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
Sybil Dodds Room, St Cross College
Speaker(s): 
P.K. Dutta (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Convenor: 
Sharinee Jagtiani (St Cross) and Marina Perez De Arcos (St Cross)
Series: 
Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series

In our first session of the Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series join us in a discussion with P.K. Dutta from Jawaharlal Nehru University, to speak on the life and international thought of Rabindranath Tagore.

Tagore was the first Asian to win a Nobel Prize and is widely admired for his poetry, plays, and novels. He was also a prescient political thinker, a humanist, universalist and internationalist. Tagore's visionary internationalism had a profound impact on the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi, and on Jawaharlal Nehru, the first and longest-serving Prime Minister of India.

Supported by the Department of Politics and International Relations, the Centre for International Studies and St Cross College and organised with the support of the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development of Somerville College, the Contemporary South Asia Studies Programme of the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and the Asian Studies Centre of St Antony’s College.