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Rabindranath Tagore’s Mysterious Faces and India’s Encounter with Modernism

Aida Yuen Wong

in Behind the Masks of Modernism: Global and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061641
eISBN:
9780813051208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061641.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter is a transnational study that draws into focus the globalized modernist dialogue between artistic traditions. This dialogue is invited through both Wong’s investigation of the little ... More


The Concept of Civilization: Rabindranath Tagore’s Evolving Perspective

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

in TALKING BACK: The Idea of Civilization in the Indian Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075042
eISBN:
9780199080816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075042.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines Rabindranath Tagore’s view of Indian civilization which later formed the basis of a full-fledged nationalist paradigm: the ‘syncretic’ civilization. Tagore argued that India’s ... More


A Periodical Nation

Dohra Ahmad

in Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195332766
eISBN:
9780199868124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332766.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter investigates the imaginative space produced by the New York–based Indian nationalist periodical Young India, published by Lala Lajpat Rai between 1918 and 1920. Like other periodicals, ... More


Nation and Individuation: Manhood and the Aesthetics of Womanly Desire

Esha Niyogi De

in Empire, Media, and the Autonomous Woman: A Feminist Critique of Postcolonial Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072553
eISBN:
9780199080915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072553.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Diachronic and synchronic readings are used to present a description of Tagore's gendered ethic of the ‘individual person’. This is said to become cumulatively complex with the way it grapples with ... More


Triumph and Tragedy

Chandak Sengoopta

in The Rays Before Satyajit: Creativity and Modernity in Colonial India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199464753
eISBN:
9780199087198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464753.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter shows how, after Upendrakishore’s death in 1915, his son Sukumar sought to remodel the traditions he had set. Sukumar’s literary work is explored in detail in this chapter, and it is ... More


Born Sneerers or Ironic Nationalists? Joyce, Tagore, Said, Fanon

Rahul Rao

in Third World Protest: Between Home and the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199560370
eISBN:
9780191721694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560370.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

The chapter describes the protest sensibilities of four writers—James Joyce, Rabindranath Tagore, Edward Said, and Frantz Fanon—who were fierce critics of nationalism even as they wished fervently ... More


Nationalism

Rustom Bharucha

in Another Asia: Rabindranath Tagore and Okakura Tenshin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195682854
eISBN:
9780199081585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682854.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter deals with nationalism in a confrontationist mode. It raises some critical questions around Rabindranath Tagore's silence in relation to Okakura Tenshin's representation of Asia. It ... More


Empire, Media, and the Autonomous Woman: A Feminist Critique of Postcolonial Thought

Esha Niyogi De

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072553
eISBN:
9780199080915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072553.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Drawing lessons from the intersection of literature, photography, cinema, television, dance-drama, and ethnography, this book presents a unique analysis of Indian activist thought spread over two ... More


The Builders

Balmiki Prasad Singh

in Bahudhā and the Post 9/11 World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693553
eISBN:
9780199080328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693553.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The establishment of British rule brought India in direct contact with Christianity and English education which led to fresh awakening. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the emergence of ... More


Autotranslations: Rabindranath Tagore’s Internationalism in Circulation

Aarthi Vadde

in Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180245
eISBN:
9780231542562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180245.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The first chapter turns to Tagore, whose auto-translations stand as examples of degraded art both because translations fail to meet the criteria of aesthetic originality and because the critical ... More


Edwardian Extremes and Extremists, 1901–13

Elleke Boehmer

in Indian Arrivals 1870–1915: Networks of British Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198744184
eISBN:
9780191804076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744184.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 4 traces the marked bifurcation in the representation of India-in-Britain that accompanied the radicalization of Indian politics in the first decade of the twentieth century. As Indian ... More


Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Mohd Asaduddin and Anuradha Ghosh (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Similar to other fine arts' genres, novels and films evolved the way they did due to certain conditions of production, and the way they developed in different cultures was shaped by the governing ... More


Space, Interiority, and Affect in Charulata and Ghare Baire

Supriya Chaudhuri

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter draws interesting parallels between Western phenomenological discourse and the philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore, focusing on the poetics of space. It examines Satyajit Ray's cinematic ... More


Tagore's Women Protagonists Through Ray's Camera: Re-presenting the Shifting Concepts of History, Culture, and Identity

Tutun Mukherjee

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Satyajit Ray's cinema has consistently explored different aspects of womanhood to generate a constellation of ideas, images, debates, reflections, histories, and provocations. This is evident in ... More


‘Thak’/Freeze—Negotiating Narrative Positions in Adaptation: The Female in Tagore's ‘The Broken Nest’ and Ray's Charulata

Asha Kuthari Chaudhuri

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses how narrative positions are negotiated in film adaptation, focusing on the representation of the female in Rabindranath Tagore's novel ‘The Broken Nest’ (‘Noshto Neerh’, 1901) ... More


TALKING BACK: The Idea of Civilization in the Indian Nationalist Discourse

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075042
eISBN:
9780199080816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075042.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Colonial histories of India were largely monologues. From the turn of the nineteenth century, Indians began to ‘talk back’, questioning colonial assumptions and narratives of India’s past. This book ... More


Dante and the Bengali Renaissance

Brenda Deen Schildgen

in Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century: Nationality, Identity, and Appropriation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199584628
eISBN:
9780191739095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584628.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers the work of three nineteenth-century Indian writers at various stages of the long Bengali Renaissance: Michael Madhusudan Datta (1824–73), Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941), and ... More


Friendship

Rustom Bharucha

in Another Asia: Rabindranath Tagore and Okakura Tenshin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195682854
eISBN:
9780199081585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682854.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter begins with the libretto of The White Fox, Okakura Tenshin's last creative experiment, throwing out a few questions on love and friendship. It looks at the masculinities of Rabindranath ... More


Cosmopolitanism

Rustom Bharucha

in Another Asia: Rabindranath Tagore and Okakura Tenshin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195682854
eISBN:
9780199081585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682854.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter reflects on the adequacy of the word ‘cosmopolitanism’ to describe the universal avocations of both Rabindranath Tagore and Okakura Tenshin. While both Tagore and Okakura presented ... More


Two Masters One Text: Satyajit Ray's Transcreation of Ghare Baire

Somdatta Mandal

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Ghare Baire (1916), written by Rabindranath Tagore in the diary form of narrative, is a complex work of fiction. Embedded in it is a historical moment of the swadeshi in Bengal ... More


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