To the Editors of the CRIMSON:
I have read with much pleasure the announcement of a series of lectures by Mr. Rabindranath Tagore. I take this occasion to say a few words about his position in modern Indian life.
All over his own land, Mr. Tagore is greeted as the poet of the nation, as the maker of a new era in literature. But behind all his writings, there is a well-developed system of philosophy which none of his readers fails to notice. It is a religious philosophy and inspires a sense of beauty and a moral robustness that only a religious philosophy can inspire. But poet and philosopher as he is, Mr. Tagore's interests are never divorced from life. His lyrics, dramas, short stories, and essays--all are concerned with the daily problems of life. Of his many-sided practical activities, one can very aptly mention the new methods of education that he has been so successfully trying to introduce in Bengal.
In these days of frequent contact between the East and the West, Mr. Tagore's visit to a seat of culture like Harvard will, I hope, produce the desirable result. NARENDRA N. SEN GUPTA '13.