Description : The Book Aims At An Appraisal Of R.N. Tagore S Novels In English Translations. It Highlights His Thematic Concerns And Novelistic Technique. The Book Also Provides A Comprehensive And Authentic Account Of His Literary Genius And His Vision Of The Human Predicament. It Contains A Faithful Profile Of His Age Marked By Profound Convulsions In Individual And Collective Consciousness.This Specific Study Of Tagore S Novels Based On The Themes Of Humanism And Nationalism Has Shown His Position And Achievement In The Domain Of Indian Fiction. The Book Studies Tagore S Art Of Writing Novels For Promotion Of Human Value And National Integration.Making An Attempt To Define And Interpret Humanism And Nationalism, And Their Application As Themes Of Novels By The Great Indo-Anglian Novelists And R.N. Tagore, The Book Provides A Critique Of R.N. Tagore S Nine Novels So Far Translated Into English. It Concludes With A Brief Critique On R.N. Tagore S Final Vision Of Life And Man.
Description : Rabindranath Tagore is widely regarded as a poet-philosopher and educationist, but his novels remain a relatively underexplored aspect of his oeuvre. Focusing on gender and modernity as key features of his fiction, this book charts Tagore's evolution as a novelist from self-conscious psychologizing in Chokher Bali to an engagement with nationalism in Gora and Ghare Baire (The Home and the World); a portrayal of asceticism and desire in Chaturanga (Quartet); an analysis of marriage, sexuality and change in Bengali society in Yogayog (Relationships); an effervescent fusion of social satire and literary experimentation in Shesher Kabita (Farewell Song); and an intense, dramatic study of love, politics and terrorism in Char Adhyay (Four Chapters). This study demonstrates that Tagore’s writings cannot be readily assimilated within current theoretical frameworks, and urges us to rethink the conventional oppositions between tradition and modernity, masculinity and femininity, East and West, and local and global. Addressing a major gap in the field, the book reconstructs Tagore as a novelist of eminent stature, demonstrates the range and complexity of his creative genius, his contribution to literary history and the relevance of his reflections to our times. Enriched by insights into the biographical and socio-historical contexts of his novels, this book will be of special interest to researchers, teachers and students of comparative and world literature, history, postcolonial studies and gender studies, as also to Tagore enthusiasts.
Description : The present book is a collection of scholarly reflections on the theme of humanism from an integrational linguistic perspective. It studies humanist thought in relation to the philosophy of language and communication underpinning it and considers the question whether being a ‘humanist’ binds one to a particular view of language. The contributions to this volume explore whether integrational linguistics, being informed by a non-mainstream semiology and adopting a lay linguistic perspective, can provide better answers to contentious ontological and epistemological questions concerning the humanist project – questions having to do with the self, reason, authenticity, creativity, free agency, knowledge and human communication. The humanist perspectives adopted by the contributors to this volume are critical insofar as they start from semiological assumptions that challenge received notions within mainstream linguistics, such as the belief that languages are fixed-codes of some kind, that communication serves the purpose of thought transfer, and that languages are prerequisites for communication.
Description : The twentieth-century English novel encompasses a vast body of work, and one of the most important and most widely read genres of literature. Balancing close readings of particular novels with a comprehensive survey of the last century of published fiction, this Companion introduces readers to more than a hundred major and minor novelists. It demonstrates continuities in novel-writing that bridge the century's pre- and post-War halves and presents leading critical ideas about English fiction's themes and forms. The essays examine the endurance of modernist style throughout the century, the role of nationality and the contested role of the English language in all its forms, and the relationships between realism and other fictional modes: fantasy, romance, science fiction. Students, scholars and readers will find this Companion an indispensable guide to the history of the English novel.
Description : Gora Is The Fifth In Order Of Writing And The Largest Of RabindranathýS Twelve Novels. It Is An Epic Of India In Translation At A Crucial Period Of Modern History, When The Social Concience And Intellectual Awareness Of The New Intelligentsia Were In The Throes Of A Great Churning. No Other Book Gives So Masterly An Analysis Of The Complex Of Indian Social Life With Its Teeming Contradictions, Or Of The Character Of Indian Nationalism Which Draws Its Roots From Renacent Hinduism And Streches Out Its Arms Towards Universal Humanism.
Description : The Epithet, Myriad-Minded Which Coleridge Applied To Shakespeare Seems To Be More Eminently Applicable To Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) Whose Long Life Of Eighty Years Was Marked By Ceaseless And Torrential Flow Of Creativity Manifested In The Richness And Variety Of All Kinds Of Literary Forms Dance, Drama, Music, Painting And Original Organizational Activities. Whatever He Touched Turned Into Gold. Touching The Kindred Points Of Heaven And Earth He Was Both A Man Of Action And Of Contemplation, A Seer And Also A Pioneer In Cooperative Movement, A Writer Of Most Profound Poems And An Author Of Children S Text-Books Including Books Of Science, A Nationalist And Internationalist, A Man Of Royal Grandeur Like His Grandfather, A Prince, And An Ascetic Like His Father, A Maharshi. He Was Both A Poet And A Painter, A Dramatist And An Actor, A Philosopher And A Social Reformer, An Educationist And A Humanist. In His Philosophy Of Life The Best Of The East And That Of The West Are Reconciled Into A Harmonious Whole Enriching The Quality And Substance Of Life Which He Always Saw Steady And Saw It Whole. His Life Was Marked As Much By Shakespearean Fecundity As By Protean Plasticity. His Inclusive Mind Aspired After The Universal Man Shining In The Glory Of Creation And Joie De Vivre.Tagore S Unfailing Faith In Man And Divinity, His Concern For Women And Solicitation For Children, His Sympathy For The Poor And The Downtrodden, His Philosophical Speculations And Practical Wisdom, His Perception Of The Zeitgeist And The Evolution Of Taste All Find Expression In The All-Encompassing Sweep Of His Writings In A Magnificent Synthesis Of Philosophical Profundity And Aesthetic Luxuriance.With The Passage Of Time Tagore Has Only Grown In Stature And Is Now Reckoned As An Increasingly Significant And Complex Personality. Whether Seen As A Great Sentinel Or A Complete Man, The Finest Exponent Of The Bengal Renaissance Or The Harbinger Of A New Age, A Majestic Personality Or A Deeply Scarred Individual, It Is Rewarding To Revisit Tagore A Miracle Of Literary History In The Light Of Modern Criticism.The Essays Included In This Volume Offer Illuminating Insights Into Various Facets Of Tagore S Literary Works, Mind And Personality. It Will Be Found Enjoyable As Well As Useful By Students, Scholars And General Readers.
Description : A Major Activity Of The Sahitya Akademi Is The Preparation Of An Encyclopaedia Of Indian Literature. The Venture, Covering Twenty-Two Languages Of India, Is The First Of Its Kind. Written In English, The Encyclopaedia Gives A Comprehensive Idea Of The Growth And Development Of Indian Literature. The Entries On Authors, Books And General Topics Have Been Tabulated By The Concerned Advisory Boards And Finalised By A Steering Committee. Hundreds Of Writers All Over The Country Contributed Articles On Various Topics. The Encyclopaedia, Planned As A Six-Volume Project, Has Been Brought Out. The Sahitya Akademi Embarked Upon This Project In Right Earnest In 1984. The Efforts Of The Highly Skilled And Professional Editorial Staff Started Showing Results And The First Volume Was Brought Out In 1987. The Second Volume Was Brought Out In 1988, The Third In 1989, The Fourth In 1991, The Fifth In 1992, And The Sixth Volume In 1994. All The Six Volumes Together Include Approximately 7500 Entries On Various Topics, Literary Trends And Movements, Eminent Authors And Significant Works. The First Three Volume Were Edited By Prof. Amaresh Datta, Fourth And Fifth Volume By Mohan Lal And Sixth Volume By Shri K.C.Dutt.
Description : Regarded as one of the foremost thinkers in postwar Japan, Takeuchi Yoshimi (1910-1977) questioned traditional Japanese thought and radically reconfigured an understanding of the subject's relationship to the world. His works were also central in drawing Japanese attention to the problems inherent in western colonialism and to the cultural importance of Asia, especially China. Takeuchi's writings synthesized philosophy, literature, and history, focusing not simply on Japan and the West but rather on the triangular relationship between Japan, the West, and China. This book, which represents the first appearance of Takeuchi's essays in English translation, explores Japanese modernity, literature, and nationalism as well as Chinese intellectual history. Takeuchi's research demonstrates how Asians attempted to make sense of European modernity without sacrificing their own cultural histories. An authentic method of modernity for Asia, Takeuchi concludes, needs to stress difference and plurality as opposed to the homogenizing force of westernization.
Description : Collection of papers on the works of Rabindranath Tagore, 1861- 1941, Indian poet; festschrift honoring D.M. Gupta, b. 1912, Indian educator, on his 75th birth anniversary.