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Author Banerji, Debashish.

Title The alternate nation of Abanindranath Tagore / Debashish Banerji
Published New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks : SAGE, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xlvii, 136 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents Modernity, nation and community-a point of departure -- Orientalism, nationalism and the politics of narration -- Regional subalternity -- Intersubjective narration -- Practices of community and the alternate nation
Summary The Alternate Nation of Abanindranath Tagore provides a revisionary critique of the art of Abanindranath Tagore, the founder of a 'national' school of Indian painting, popularly known as the Bengal School of Art. It categorically argues that the art of Abanindranath, which developed as part of what has been called the Bengal Renaissance in the 19th-20th centuries, was not merely a normalization of nationalist or orientalist principles, but was a hermeneutic negotiation between modernity and community, geared toward the fashioning of an alternate nation, resistant to the stereotyping identity f
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-132) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Tagore, Abanindranath, 1871-1951 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Nationalism and art -- India.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 8132102398 (hard back)
8132104854 (electronic bk.)
8132112806 (ebook)
9788132102397 (hard back)
9788132104858 (electronic bk.)
9788132112808 (ebook)
(hard back)