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Title Tagore, nationalism and cosmopolitanism : perceptions, contestations and contemporary relevance / edited by Mohammad A. Quayum
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 288 pages)
Contents Antinomies of nationalism and Rabindranath Tagore / Sabyasachi Bhattacharya -- Rabindranath Tagore's engagement with nationalism / Serajul Islam Chowdhury -- Imagining "one world" : Rabindranath Tagore's critique of nationalism / Mohammad A. Quayum -- Visva-Bharati : Tagore's response to aggressive nationalism? / Kathleen M. O'Connell -- Nationalism then and now : an exploration of Tagore's relevance today / Christine Marsh -- Pilgrim man : Rabindranath Tagore's cosmopolitanism and cosmic consciousness / Narasingha P. Sil -- Tagore, cosmopolitanism and secular ethic / Satish C. Aikant -- For love of country : debating Martha Nussbaum on cosmopolitanism in Tagore / Bindu Puri -- Rabindranath Tagore : nationalism and poetry -- message of universal humanism / Shanta Acharya -- "Hungry stone" : colonial uncanny and the return of the repressed / Dipankar Roy -- Narrating nation, society, cosmopolitanism and culture : a study of three stories by Rabindranath Tagore / Lalita Pandit Hogan -- Finding one's home abroad : Tagore's thinking on nation in the travelogues to Japan and Persia / Anindya Bhattacharya -- On music and memory : Rabindranath Tagore's songs of nature in the age of nationalism / Saurav Dasthakur -- Cinematic representations of Rabindranath Tagore's views of nationalism : the figure of the "patriot" in Ghare Baire and Elar Char Adhyay / Srimati Mukherjee
Summary "This book is a fresh examination of Rabindranath Tagore's ideas on nationalism and his rhetoric of cosmopolitanism. It critically analyses the poetics and the politics of his works and specifically responds to Tagore's three lectures on nationalism delivered during the early years of the twentieth century, and later compiled in his book Nationalism (1917). This volume: Discusses Tagore's perception of nationalism - the many-sidedness of his engagement with nationalism; the root causes of his anathema against the ideology; ambiguities and limitations associated with his perception; and his alternative vision of cosmopolitanism or global unity; Cross-examines an alternative view of cosmopolitanism based on Tagore's inclusivist ideology to 'seek my compatriots all over the world'. Explores how his ideas on nationalism and cosmopolitanism found myriad expressions across his works - in prose, fiction, poetry, travelogue, songs - as well as in the legacy of cinematic adaptations of his writings; Investigates the relevance of Tagore's thoughts on nationalism and cosmopolitanism in relation to the contemporary rise of religious, nationalist and sectarian violence in the 21st century. A key study on the relevance of Tagore's political philosophy in the contemporary world with contributions from eminent Tagore scholars in South Asia as well as the West, this book will be of great interest to readers and researchers in the fields of literature, political science, cultural studies, philosophy and Asian studies"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Mohammad A. Quayum is Professor of English at International Islamic University Malaysia and Adjunct Professor at Flinders University and the University of South Australia. His books on Tagore include Beyond Boundaries: Critical Essays on Rabindranath Tagore (2014), and Rabindranath Tagore: The Ruined Nest and Other Stories (trans.; 2014)
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Subject Tagore, Rabindranath, 1861-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation
Tagore, Rabindranath, 1861-1941 -- Knowledge -- Cosmopolitanism
Tagore, Rabindranath, 1861-1941 -- Knowledge -- Nationalism
Tagore, Rabindranath, 1861-1941.
Cosmopolitanism -- India -- History -- 20th century
Nationalism -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Quayum, Mohammad A., editor.
LC no. 2019051551
ISBN 0429285116