January 22, 2021

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T S Eliot’s India: Many Gods, Many Voices

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T S EliotPoet Daljit Nagra explores the often overlooked Indian element to T.S Eliot’s poetry.

T.S Eliot once wrote that the great philosophers of India “make most of the great European philosophers look like schoolboys”. And although he’s more often remembered as an establishment figure, somewhat conservative and deeply Christian, Eliot also wrote about and studied Indian philosophy, language and culture. He incorporated it into his most famous poems, and even considered becoming a Buddhist.

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