The silence around what the poet-saint really was about needs to be broken.
One must look beyond scandals to understand the truth.
For good or bad, modern-day India has drawn from all of these varied influences.
In the madness that was World War I, his death was merely one more statistic. But for literature, it was a tragedy.
The Bollywood remake is unlikely to be even a patch on Mani Ratnam's iconic film.