Rabindranath Tagore‘s collection of essays on science titled, Visva Parichay , is set to be translated into English and to some more languages. Visva Parichay published in 1937 exhibits the poet’s views on and respect for scientific laws governing the human civilization.
The translation work has been taken upon by The Tagore Centre for Natural Science and Philosophy (TCNSP) that will translate the poet-philosopher’s powerful essays from Bengali to English and other languages for academic benefit.
Nuclear physicist Bikas Sinha, chairman of TCNSP, said, “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.”
Tagore’s exposure with the nature of biology, physics, and astronomy impacted his poetry.