In 1923, Lesný traveled to Visva-Bharati University in Santiniketan, Bengal, where he taught German and gained fluency in Bengali. Lesný was studying under Moriz Winternitz, who had been appointed a visiting professor at Visva-Bharati. Lesný was appointed university professor there in 1928.
In 1914, Lesny published Ukazy Poesie A Prosy, a Czech-language translation of selected works by Rabindranath Tagore, whom he had first met in 1920. An English-language version, Rabindranath Tagore, his Personality and Work, appeared in 1939.
- (in English) Vincenc Lesny (1882–1953)
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