The Religion of Man

The Religion of Man

by Rabindranath Tagore
     
 

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"Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore, a leader of the Brahmo Samaj, which was a new religious sect in nineteenth-century Bengal and which attempted a revival of the ultimate monistic basis of Hinduism as laid down in the Upanishads." Tagore had early success as a writer in his native Bengal. With his translations of some of his… See more details below

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"Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore, a leader of the Brahmo Samaj, which was a new religious sect in nineteenth-century Bengal and which attempted a revival of the ultimate monistic basis of Hinduism as laid down in the Upanishads." Tagore had early success as a writer in his native Bengal. With his translations of some of his poems he became rapidly known in the West. In fact his fame attained a luminous height, taking him across continents on lecture tours and tours of friendship. For the world he became the voice of India's spiritual heritage; and for India, especially for Bengal, he became a great living institution.

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Published in 1932, the Nobel laureate's treatise on religion was first delivered as an Oxford lecture. Tagore traces the development of the idea of God from primitive to modern religions, contending that they are expressions of the same essential declaration of humanity. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780042000145
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1988
Series:
Hibbert Lectures
Pages:
128

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