• Gandhi and Tagore: Civil Debate – A Hallmark of the Past?

    NewsClick Team

    October 7, 2019

    In present day India, it is very difficult to find leading public figures debating and discussing issues, their agreements and disagreements with civility.

    In present day India, it is very difficult to find leading public figures debating and discussing issues, their agreements and disagreements with civility. One shining example of such civil debate is the remarkable intellectual exchange between Gandhi and Tagore. In this episode of Present, Past and the Future, Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay talks to historian, Mridula Mukherjee about the need for such a constructive debate in today's India, drawing inspiration from the high philosophical plane to which Gandhi and Tagore elevated political debate.


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