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    Knighthood renounced

    Tagore volunteered to renounce the title of Knighthood and sent a letter to the Viceroy stating that ‘the time has come when badges of honour make our shame glaring in their incongruous context of humiliation, and I for my part wish to stand, shorn of all special distinctions, by the side of those of my countrymen, who, for their so-called insignificance, are liable to suffer a degradation not fit for a human being‘. It was the only voice of protest, but it stirred the nation as well as the world.

    June 10, 2019