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Tagore-At Home in the World

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

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Aesthetics | Literary Theory

January 2013 | 352 pages | SAGE India
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.


Tagore Redrawing the Boundaries: In Other Words, Crossing the Limits of Language

Udaya Narayana Singh
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
Rabindranath Tagore and the Uncanny

Tutun Mukherjee
Re-reading Rabindranath's Iran Travelogues

Ramkrishna Bhattacharya
Tagore, Travel and Tirtha

Amrit Sen
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
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
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
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


Sanjukta Dasgupta

Sanjukta Dasgupta, Professor and Former Head, Department of English and currently Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Calcutta, is a critic, translator, and a poet. She has published in journals in India and abroad. Her awards and grants include the British Council Charles Wallace Scholar grant, Fulbright Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Associate Fellow at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, etc. She participated in the fifi rst Writers’ and Literary Translators’ International Congress (WALTIC) at Stockholm and also served as Chairperson for the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Eurasia region), organized by the Commonwealth... More About Author

Chinmoy Guha

Chinmoy Guha is Professor of English and former Head, Department of English, University of Calcutta. He has also served as the Vice-Chancellor of Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, and the Director of Publications, Embassy of France in India, New Delhi. A leading essayist in Bengali and a distinguished translator of French literature, he has been the editor of the book reviews of the Bengali literary magazines Desh and Boier Desh. He has published nearly 20 books, including Where the Dreams Cross: T. S. Eliot and French Poetry, The Tower and the Sea: Romain Rolland-Kalidas Nag Correspondence 1922–1938, a new biography of Victor Hugo,... More About Author

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