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Tagore-At Home in the World

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Sanjukta Dasgupta - Former Head, Dept of English and Former Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
  • Chinmoy Guha - former Head, Department of English, University of Calcutta and former Vice Chancellor, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, India

February 2013 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This volume of 22 essays spans a wide trajectory, foregrounding the texts of Tagore and Tagore as text. The Tagorean spirit that makes the bard so relevant in the 21st century forms the basis of this compilation. Tagore's travels to various parts of the world, his reception and response to diverse cultures, his scepticism about the rigid parameters of nationalism all establish the perception that Tagore was remarkably at home in the world.

Tagore's concern was with life, play and contingency-with the momentary as well as the eternal. It is this strain of unacknowledged modernism and life-affirming vision that make his work powerful. A believer in freedom of the individual, creative freedom and freedom of all, his words are as pertinent in today's context as they were in his time.

This volume analyses how the constrictions of the specificities of place, location and geographies have always been interrogated by Tagore for whom space was a defining trope. With contributions from some leading Tagore experts both from India and abroad, this volume enables us to re-read Tagore as a messenger of world harmony and peace.


Introduction  
 
I: TAGORE AND THE LANGUAGE OF RELATIONSHIP
Tagore Redrawing the Boundaries: In Other Words, Crossing the Limits of Language Udaya Narayana Singh
 
II: EUROPE AND TAGORE
Rabindranath Tagore and Germany: An Overview Martin Kämpchen
Tagore's Reception and Tagore Translations in Hungary Imre Bangha
'In Silece We Recline': Tagore and Anna De Noailles Chinmoy Guha
 
III: DISCOVERING THE UNKNOWN
Rabindranath Tagore and the Uncanny Tutun Mukherjee
Re-reading Rabindranath's Iran Travelogues Ramkrishna Bhattacharya
Tagore, Travel and Tirtha Amrit Sen
 
IV: NATION, 'NO-NATION' AND BEYOND NATIONALISM
Tagore's Critique of Nationalism Subhoranjan Dasgupta
The Other and the Self: Tagore's Concept of Universalism Indranath Choudhuri
'Bhinnat?' of 'Nations': Tagore's Search in Nationalism, 'Bh?ratavar??ya Sam?j', and Beyond Amartya Mukhopadhyay
Rabindranath and the Bengal Partition of 1905: Community, Class and Gender Sudeshna Chakravarti
 
V: TEXT, CONTEXT, SUB-TEXT
Bengali at Home, English in the World: Bi-lingual Tagore Sanjukta Dasgupta
Home and the Civilian Space in Tagore's Book of Consecration Probal Dasgupta
Tagore and the 'Feminine': Impossible Loves and Possible Ideals Malashri Lal
Studying Rabindranath Thakur within the Czech-Bengali Studies Blanka Knotková-?apková
Tagore and Shillong: Between the Lines Moon Moon Mazumdar
 
VI: PERFORMING TAGORE
Universalism and Ethnicity in Tagore's Songs and Dance Amita Dutt Mookerjee
The Influence of Tagore on Indian Film Music Shoma A Chatterji
Connecting Cultures: Translating Tagore's Songs Reba Som
 
VII: TAGORE AND THE WORLD
Rabindranath's Experiments with Education, Community, and Nation at his Santiniketan Institutions Uma Dasgupta
Tagore's Universalist Sparks: A Creative Approach Ana Jelnikar
Tagore, Environment and Ecology: A Place/Space Dynamics Debarati Bandyopadhyay
Index  

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