Being a large country, Indian heritage is both grand and diverse. India has a rich history of folklore, legends and myths which are integrated in its art, architecture and literature.

“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark” - Rabindranath Tagore

One of the most important philosophers in Indian history is perhaps Rabindranath Tagore who lived from 1861 to 1941. He was a writer, artist, musician, painter and scholar. He was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 and was knighted by King George V in 1915. However, Tagora renounced his knighthood in 1919 after the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre as an act of protest against the British colonial regime. Tagore’s philosophy is still an important part of the Indian society. His song Jana Gana Mana has been adapted as the National Anthem of India, and the university town Santiniketan has been built on his philosophy.