'One has waited a very long time for a biography of Tagore that did justice to a far more complex and curious mind and life than simply respectful and circumspect accounts allowed. Here it is: thorough, fair, balanced, intelligent, and addressing every aspect of a truly astonishing artist, his life and times.' --Anita Desai
'The entire book was a revelation to me… it brings out very clearly that Tagore was intellectually more perceptive than Gandhi.' --Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Nobel Laureate
'a superb biography' --The New Yorker
About the Author
Krishna Dutta and Andrew Robinson have published extensively on Rabindranath Tagore, including Selected Letters of Rabindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore: An Anthology and a translation of Tagore's play The Post Office. Krishna Dutta is an author and translator specialising in the cultural history of Bengal. Her book, Calcutta: A Cultural and Literary History, was published to critical acclaim and she is currently writing about the history of the first book of Indian cookery to be published in Britain. Andrew Robinson is the author of more than fifteen books, including The Art of Rabindranath Tagore and two books published by I.B. Tauris: Satyajit Ray: The Inner Eye and Satyajit Ray: A Vision of Cinema (with Nemai Ghosh). He has written three other biographies, of Albert Einstein, Michael Ventris and Thomas Young. Formerly literary editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement, he is now a visiting fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge and a fulltime writer.