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Shades of Difference: Selected Writings of Rabindranath Tagore

by: Radha Chakravarty

This unusual collection brings together Rabindranath Tagore's writings on forms of difference based on gender, caste, class, nation, community, religion, language, art, literature, philosophy, social custom and political belief. Via new translations, along with Tagore’s own writings, lectures and conversations in English, this illustrated anthology presents his complex, dynamic approach to commonly perceived dualities — such as life/death, nature/culture, […]

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This unusual collection brings together Rabindranath Tagore's writings on forms of difference based on gender, caste, class, nation, community, religion, language, art, literature, philosophy, social custom and political belief. Via new translations, along with Tagore’s own writings, lectures and conversations in English, this illustrated anthology presents his complex, dynamic approach to commonly perceived dualities — such as life/death, nature/culture, male/female, tradition/modernity, East/West, local/universal, urban/rural etc. — to highlight his humanistic vision and its significance for us today.

The accompanying Audio Visual material, Tagore & His World, provides a broader context for Tagore’s evolution as a thinker and artist, offering glimpses of his life, travels, educational vision and creative experiments in the visual and performing arts. Through a range of contemporary adaptations from diverse sources and in different languages, it marks how Tagore’s spirit lives on today, his legacy undiminished, for the world at large.

Details

ISBN: 978-93-83166-10-7
Publisher: Social Science Press
Publish Date: 2015
Page Count: 312

Meet the Author
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Radha Chakravarty is a writer, critic and translator. She has co-edited The Essential Tagore, nominated Book of the Year 2011. She is the author of Feminism and Contemporary Women Writers and Novelist Tagore: Gender and Modernity in Selected Texts. She has translated some of Tagore’s important works, as well as the writings of several major Bengali writers from India and Bangladesh. She has also edited and co-edited a number of anthologies of South Asian literature. She was nominated for the Crossword Translation Award, 2004. She is Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.

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