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By K. L. Tuteja,Kaustav Chakraborty

This quantity brings jointly eminent Tagore students and more youthful writers to revisit the strategies of kingdom, nationalism, id and selfhood, civilization, tradition and place of origin in Tagore’s writings. As those rules soak up the centre-stage of politics within the subcontinent as additionally in different places on this planet within the twenty first century, it turns into super proper to revisit his works during this context. 
Tagore’s ambivalence in the direction of nationalism as an ideology was once obvious within the responses in his discussions with Indians and non-Indians alike. Tagore built the concept that of ‘syncretic’ civilization as a foundation of nationalist civilizational cohesion, the place society was once imperative, not like the eu version of state-centric civilization. even if, because the subterranean tensions of communalism grew to become transparent within the early twentieth century, Tagore reflexively critiqued his personal political place in society. He hence emerged because the critic of the nation/nation-state and during this he shared his deep unease with different thinkers like Romain Rolland and Albert Einstein. 
This quantity for the 1st time covers the socio-political, old, literary and cultural matters in relation to Tagore’s efforts in the direction of the 'de-colonization' of the Self. the amount starts with a variety of views on Tagore’s ‘ambivalence’ approximately nationalism. It encompasses severe examinations of Tagore’s literary works and different artwork kinds in addition to diversifications of his works on movie. It additionally reads Tagore’s nationalism in a comparative mode with modern thinkers in India and out of the country who have been engaged in related debates.

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