by institutionalized greed, taking advantage of the persistent pressure to publish or perish. As a result, valuable books such as this one are likely to be overlooked. We need to think of ways to resist this inflationary trend. Is it time for civil disobedience? Should we refuse to buy Routledge books and collectively take a vow to photocopy them instead? The Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore. By Kalyan Sen Gupta. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2005. Pp. 103. Hardcover $79.95. Reviewed by Matthew S. Lopresti University of Hawai`i Discerning the philosophy of a poet is a difficult task. Rabindranath Tagore (1861 1941) was a visionary whose music, poetry, dramas, essays, and novels drew inspiration from Western greats and the ancient seers of classical India alike. As a literary figure and thinker he fits as well in the South Asian tradition as he does in the Western and, as such, is one of modernity's first global literati. Kalyan Sen Gupta draws on these sources to piece together a social and spiritual vision of the man in The Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore, presenting problematic tensions within Tagore's thought and plausible resolutions to these tensions in his writings. In the opening chapter,
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