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<body class='hmmessage'><div dir='ltr'><h2 class="ecxReadMsgSubject" style="line-height:24px;background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"><p class="ecxmsonormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 18pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Georgia, serif; color: rgb(42, 42, 42); font-weight: normal;">Dear List
Members,<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;mso-layout-grid-align:none;
punctuation-wrap:simple;text-autospace:none"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;
line-height:115%;font-family:"Georgia","serif";color:#2A2A2A">I would like
to inform the list members about </span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;
font-family:"Georgia","serif";color:#002060">the Book “Rabindranath Tagore: The
Poet’s Religio</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Georgia, serif;">n and World Vision” </span><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Georgia, serif;">by the Austrian
Indologist</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Georgia, serif;"> Moriz Winternitz (Translation of the German
original: “Rabindranath Tagore: Religion und Weltanschauung des Dichters”
Translated by Debabrata Chakrabarti). </span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;
line-height:115%;font-family:"Georgia","serif"">[ISBN 978-81-8465-628-2] published
by the Winternitz Society for Literature & Cultrure, distributed by  M.C. Sarkar & Sons
14 Bankim Chatterjee Street Kolkata 700 073 Tel. 0091-33-2241-7490 e-mail</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Georgia","serif";
color:red;mso-ansi-language:FR"> </span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;
line-height:115%;font-family:"Georgia","serif""><a href="mailto:mcsarkar@gmail.com"><span lang="FR">mcsarkar@gmail.com</span></a></span><span class="MsoHyperlink"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;
font-family:"Georgia","serif";mso-ansi-language:FR"> (INR 200</span></span><span class="MsoHyperlink"><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Georgia","serif";
mso-ansi-language:FR">).</span></span><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10.0pt;
line-height:115%;font-family:"Georgia","serif";mso-ansi-language:FR"><o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;tab-stops:4.0in;mso-layout-grid-align:
none;text-autospace:none"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;
font-family:"Georgia","serif";mso-bidi-font-family:Garamond">Contents</span><u><span style="font-size:10.0pt;
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text-transform:uppercase"> </span></u><span style="font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Georgia","serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:Garamond;text-transform:uppercase">                                                                                                           <u> <o:p></o:p></u></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:.05in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:6.0pt;
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(by the Translator)................................................... 1<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:.05in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:6.0pt;
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mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 110%; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-weight: normal;">         1......................................................................................... 25<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:.05in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:6.0pt;
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mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 110%; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-weight: normal;">         7. 
Translator’s Annotations................................................. 52<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:.05in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:6.0pt;
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mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 110%; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-weight: normal;">         8. 
Rabindranath Tagore as an Actor and Dancer................... 79<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:.05in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:6.0pt;
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mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 110%; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-weight: normal;">         9. Visvabharati, The International
University of <br>
             Rabindranath Tagore in Santiniketan............................... 83<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:.05in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:6.0pt;
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line-height:110%;font-family:"Georgia","serif";mso-bidi-font-family:Garamond">Appendices:</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;line-height:110%;font-family:"Georgia","serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:Garamond"> <o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:.05in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:6.0pt;
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mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 110%; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-weight: normal;">         Appendix I.    Correspondence between <br>
                              Tagore and Winternitz......................................... 93<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:.05in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:6.0pt;
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mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 110%; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-weight: normal;">         Appendix II.   Notes on Tagore’s Visit to Czechoslovakia<br>
                               in 1926 by
Jan Filipsky...................................... 118<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:.05in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:6.0pt;
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mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 110%; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-weight: normal;">         Appendix III.   Lecture delivered on <br>
                                20<span style="position:relative;top:-3.5pt;mso-text-raise:3.5pt">th</span> June 1921 by Winternitz...........................  124<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:.05in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:6.0pt;
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mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none"><span style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;
line-height:110%;font-family:"Georgia","serif";mso-bidi-font-family:Garamond">         Appendix IV. Introduction to Taraknath
Das’ Book <br>
                                “Rabindranath Tagore.
His Religious, Social <br>
                               and
Political Ideas”..................................... 126-130</span><span lang="FR" style="font-size:10.0pt;line-height:110%;font-family:"Georgia","serif";
mso-ansi-language:FR"><o:p></o:p></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-weight: normal;">Moriz Winternitz (1863-1937)
was a German Indologist who has been mostly known to us for his three-volume
History of Indian Literature. An Austrian Jew he was born in Horn in Lower
Austria during the reign of the Hapsburgs. He studied Sanskrit under Georg
Bühler (1837-1898) at the University of Vienna and after completion of a
doctorate became an assistant to F. Max Müller in Oxford. Apart from his
professorship at the Charles University in Prague, Winternitz came at the
invitation of Tagore to Santiniketan as a visiting professor of Sanskrit at the
Visva-Bharati University. Tagore had first met Winternitz in 1921 while
lecturing at the University in Prague. Within this short time Tagore became
fascinated by Winternitz’ scholarship and dedication, and in turn invited him
to India to teach Sanskrit for a year. Winternitz then taught during the
1922-23 session at the newly formed international university at Santiniketan.
His proximity to Tagore in Santiniketan along with their extended conversations
left him with a deep appreciation for the Indian poet. Years later for the occasion
of Tagore’s 75th birthday he wrote in German, “Rabindranath Tagore: Religion
und Weltanschauung des Dichters” [“Rabindranath Tagore: The Poet’s Religion and
World Vision”] in 1936.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-weight: normal;">In these pages Winternitz
describes how Tagore arrived at so appealing a Weltanschauung, and how it had
been derived from his own rationale. He further notes how poetry provided a
means for his self-expression. Tagore believed that the divine was to be found
through relationships with one’s fellow human beings, a conviction in many ways
like that of the mystic poets of the Upanishads. For Tagore one’s religion
could be a product of one’s own feelings and experiences. From his writings and
speeches there emanated a philosophy in which Eastern and Western thinking
could merge. Winternitz pointed out that Tagore had through his own life
managed to bring East and West closer and to make it possible for both sides to
become mutually inspiring to one another.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><img src="https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1016335_641533675909899_758837641_n.jpg"></p><p class="ecxmsonormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 18pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Georgia, serif; color: rgb(42, 42, 42); font-weight: normal;"> </span></p><p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="font-weight:normal;color:rgb(42, 42, 42);">











































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is like a musical instrument; what you hear depends upon how you play it.” –
Anandamayi Ma </font></font></span></p>

<p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="font-weight:normal;color:rgb(42, 42, 42);"><span lang="EN-US"><font size="2" face="Comic Sans MS">“Inside
every human being there exists a special heaven, whole and unbroken.” -
Paracelsus</font></span></p><p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="font-weight:normal;color:rgb(42, 42, 42);"><span lang="EN-US" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-size:12pt;"><font size="2" face="Comic Sans MS"><font color="#2672ec"><br></font></font></span></p><p class="ecxMsoNormal" style="color:rgb(42, 42, 42);"><br></p><p class="ecxMsoNormal"><br></p><p class="ecxMsoNormal"><br></p></h2><h2 class="ecxReadMsgSubject" style="line-height:24px;font-weight:normal;color:rgb(42, 42, 42);background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font size="1"><br></font></h2><h2 class="ecxReadMsgSubject" style="line-height:24px;font-weight:normal;color:rgb(42, 42, 42);background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);"><br></h2>                                     </div></body>
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