Albert Einstein and Rabindranath Tagore

Albert Einstein and Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore and the famous German theoretical physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955), who developed the general theory of relativity and won the Nobel Prize in Physics (1921), met several times. Two of their conversations – which tackled questions of free will, the universality of truth and beauty, and a comparison between Eastern and Western music – have been recorded, published and celebrated by the media. Read more

Martin Buber, 1940-50 Image credit: public domain, from The David B. Keidan Collection of Digital Images from the Central Zionist Archives

Rabindranath Tagore and Martin Buber: A Meeting of Two Great Souls by Abhik Roy

Although India’s myriad-minded literary genius, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), and the renowned, highly revered Jewish philosopher and religious thinker, Martin Buber (1878-1965), met only three times, they had the utmost respect for each other’s philosophical and political views.  Despite their religious and cultural differences, both Tagore and Buber had much in common concerning their philosophical views about humanity. Read more