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Monday, June 12, 2017

Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Visva Parichay’ to be translated in English | The Indian Express - Lifestyle - books

"Rabindranath Tagore's exploration of biology, physics, and astronomy impacted his poetry, which often contained extensive naturalism that underscored his respect for scientific laws" continues The Indian Express - Lifestyle - books.

Tagore took an interest in science in his twilight years, writing “Visva Parichay” (a collection of essays) in 1937.
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The Tagore Centre for Natural Science and Philosophy (TCNSP) here will take up the task of translating Nobel laureate poet-philosopher Rabindranath Tagore’s “Visva Parichay” into English and other languages to highlight the bard’s respect for scientific laws. TCNSP aims to study the interface of natural science and philosophy. Supported by the West Bengal government, it is hosted at the state-run Rabindra Tirtha.

“Our first task would be to translate ‘Visva Parichay’ in English and other languages to bring this to the world. This excellently written book gives an idea of non-scientific science but is still pure science,” said nuclear physicist Bikas Sinha, Chairman of TCNSP, while addressing the inaugural programme of the centre on Friday.

He said the endeavour would involve experts from India and abroad.
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Additional resources 
Rabindranath Tagore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Source: The Indian Express