Jawaharlal Nehru once wrote: “Gandhi and Tagore. Two types entirely different from each other, and yet both of them typical of India…” How true. Although Gandhi and Tagore shared a bound of affection, called each other “Mahatma” and “Gurudev”, they also used that very bond for their tug of war over their diverging opinions.
They had different sentiments when it came to matters such as science, progress, idols, the West, cultural exchange, and patriotism. One of their most interesting disputes was over weaving, respectively the khādī, which Gandhi wore himself for the major part of his later life.