There is need for critical analysis of Tagore`s works: Pranab

There is a need for a critical analysis of the works of Tagore to understand his ideologies, Pranab Mukherjee said today.

Last Updated: May 08, 2011, 15:23 PM IST

New Delhi: There is a need for a critical analysis of the works of Rabindranath Tagore to understand the relevance of the Nobel Laureate`s ideologies, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said today.
"There is a need for critical analysis to discover, rediscover the relevance of (his) ideologies...," Mukherjee, who is also chairman of the National Implementation Committee for the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, said.

He was speaking after the release of a trilogy on Rabindranath Tagore in Marathi, written by Narendra Jadhav, here. Jadhav is a member of the Planning Commission.

"Tagore`s nationalism was not confined to narrow partisan or sectarianism... His (brand of nationalism) was universal," he noted.

The trilogy includes a book of Tagore`s 151 selected poems and another one on translations of his writings.

PTI