Description : Designed as a companion to Rabindranath Tagore's 'Ghare-Baire' (The Home and the World), the ten essays of this volume cover the novel in terms of the complexity of colonial modernity. The book will be of great value and interest to those studying Indian literature, post-coloniality, gender representations and nationalism.
Description : One Of Rabindranath Tagore`S Most Controversial Novels, Ghare Baire Continues Tobe Read, Taught And Discussed With Passion Because The Issues It Unravels Are Putinent To The Literary And Social Concerns Of Our Times.
Description : In The Recent Years, There Has Been A Revival Of Interest In Tagore`S Fiction, Especially The Novel The Home And The World. Set On A Bengali Zamindar`S Estate In 1908, It Is Both A Love Story And A Novel Of Political Awakening. The Present Book Throws Fresh Light On The Home And The World And Adds To Our Awareness Of The Intrinsic Value Of Indian Fiction.
Description : Set against the backdrop of the Partition of Bengal by the British in 1905, Home and the World(Ghare Baire) is the story of a young liberal-minded zamindar Nikhilesh, his educated and sensitive wife Bimala, and Nikhilesh s friend Sandip, a charismatic nationalist leader whom Bimala finds herself attracted to. A perceptive exposition of the difficulties surrounding women s emancipation in pre-modern India, and a telling portrayal of the chasms inherent in the nationalist movement, Home and the Worldhas generated endless debate and discussion. This classic novel by Nobel Prize-winner Rabindranath Tagore, first published in Bengali in 1916, is now available in a lucid new translation.
Description : In this cautionary work, Nussbaum maintains that while America is focused on religious militancy and terrorism in the Middle East, democracy has been under siege from religious extremism in another critical part of the world: India.
Description : 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.
Description : This collection provides a lucid introduction for those unfamiliar with Tagore's work, while simultaneously presenting importnat new scholarship and novel interpretation. Rabindranath Tagore is considered the greatest modern writer of India. He is also one of the great social and political figures in modern Indian history. After he received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913, Tagore's reputation in the West has been based primarily on his mystical poetry. But beyond poetry, Tagore wrote novels of social realism, treating nationalism, religious intolerance, and violence. He wrote analytic works on social reform, education, and science- even engaging in a brief dialogue with Albert Einstein. Without ignoring religion and mysticism, the essays in this collection concentrate on this other Tagore. They explicate Tagore's writings in relation to its historical and literary context and, at the same time, draw out those aspects of Tagore's work that continue to bear on contemporary society.
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.