VIIS was privileged to host the play “The Prophet and the Poet” developed by the Bangalore Little Theater in the month of December. This was an abridged version of the reading of the Gandhi-Tagore exchanges directed by Mr. Vijaya Padaki. It is based on the exchange of letters and articles between Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore over 25 years, with the Indian freedom struggle as the backdrop. The exchanges reveal how the two personalities differed significantly on many matters, including the form and content of the freedom movement but maintained genuine respect and love for each other. There have been around 70 performances of the play since its opening all over India and abroad.