The Chinese seem to be falling in love with Rabindranath Tagore all over again. The Indian Nobel laureate is to be feted through busts, books and films in the country which he visited twice in the 1920s and, amid controversy, left an influence on the literature of the time.
The programme includes the screening of a documentary film on Tagore's 1924 tour of China and distribution of a booklet on his impact in this country. In 2006, China's Communist Party signalled its favourable view of the Indian poet when the party organ, the People's Daily, elected him as one of the 50 foreign personalities who have influenced modern Chinese thinking.
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