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"The nation is the organized self-interest of an entire people, that trait in them that is least human."

Rabindranath Tagore's speeches on nationalism are a hundred years old but almost brand new. With them, India's Nobel Prize winners protested against "the West" and its tendency to sell the rest of the world its own social and economic model as having no alternative. Everything is negotiated here: the selfish construct of nations holed up behind their borders, their greed, their racism towards supposedly inferior peoples, from whom one can take everything. Even a hundred years later, these addresses can be read as a manifesto with which Tagore called out to his followers: "Outraged!"

Rabindranath Tagore, born in Calcutta (India) in 1861, where he also died in 1941. Tagore, who was the first non-European to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, especially for his collection of poems "Gitanjali", is considered the most important revolutionary in Bengali literature and culture.