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Irish Cream, Anyone?

India and Ireland explore possibilities of cooperation

Irish Cream, Anyone?
Irish Cream, Anyone?
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"A whole people, a whole civilisation, immeasurably strange to us, seems to have been taken up into this imagination; and yet we are not moved because of its strangeness, but because we have met our own image, as though we had walked in Rosetti’s willow wood, or heard, perhaps for the first time in literature, our voice as in a dream."
- Extract from W.B. Yeats’ introduction to Tagore’s Gitanjali

In the beginning, the links between India and Ireland were mainly through literature. George Bernard Shaw may have been dismissive of Tagore’s writing, but he was certainly aware of it. On the other hand W.B. Yeats’ introduction to Tagore’s Gitanjali was largely helpful in getting the Bengali poet the Nobel Prize.

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