Muhammad Iqbal continued to write in Persian and later in Urdu.
Published in 1918 his famous short story 'A Madman's Diary' - a Western style story modelled after Gogol which was critical of Confucian culture. His next story 'The True Story of Ah Q' is a repudiation of China's old order, while 'Na-han' (Call to Arms) established his reputation as the leading Chinese writer.
Forced by political circumstances to flee Peking in 1926, Lu Hsu found sanctuary in Shanghai's Inter-national settlement.
Tagore was a prolific writer and lectured in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 and was most influential in introducing Indian culture to the West.
He founded near Bolpur the Santiniketan, a communal school to blend Eastern and Western philosophical and educational systems. He also was a gifted composer and one of India's foremost painters.
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