Mahatma Gandhi

Rabindranath Tagore with Mahatma Gandhi

An Immeasurable Legacy

The idea and endeavour of Visva-Bharati thrived in its first two decades, the 1920s and the 1930s.  Santiniketan became a hive of diverse communities. Rabindranath’s English biographer Edward Thompson, who had been visiting Santiniketan from 1913, wrote: Read more


Mahatma Gandhi & Rabindranath Tagore; Celebrating the centenary of a historic meeting

This year, 2015, is the centenary of the meeting of two of the greatest personalities of India. In March 1915, Rabindranath Tagore and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi met in Santiniketan for the first time. Both held each other in high mutual regard. Tagore was one of the first important people to call Gandhi “Mahatma,” that is “Great Soul.” Gandhi, in turn, called Tagore “Gurudev,” meaning “divine teacher.”   Read more