Rabindranath Tagore's contemporary meaning and significance - Amartya Sen [1 / 3]

Author: Rabindranath Tagore

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On April 21, 2011, Amartya Sen, recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, was awarded an honorary degree by the University of British Columbia.

In this interview, Sen concentrates on his deep personal connection with Tagore, who gave Sen his name and influenced his thought. Sen is especially moved by Tagore's deep faith in the necessity for openness in the pursuit of knowledge. In Tagore's vision, the future of India and the world depend as much upon non-sectarianism as on freedom a…more

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