By Michael Collins
By offering a brand new interpretation of Rabindranath Tagore’s English language writings, this publication locations the paintings of India’s maximum Nobel Prize winner and cultural icon within the context of imperial historical past and thereby bridges the space among Tagore reviews and imperial/postcolonial historiography.
Using designated archival study, the booklet charts the origins of Tagore’s principles in Indian spiritual traditions and discusses the impression of early Indian nationalism on Tagore’s pondering. It deals a brand new interpretation of Tagore’s advanced debates with Gandhi concerning the colonial come upon, Tagore’s provocative research of the impression of British imperialism in India and his wondering of nationalism as a pathway to actual postcolonial freedom. The publication additionally demonstrates how the fellow and his rules have been bought and interpreted in Britain in the course of his lifetime and the way they've been occasionally misrepresented through nationalist historians and postcolonial theorists after Tagore’s death.
An substitute interpretation according to an highbrow heritage process, this e-book areas Tagore’s feel of business enterprise, his rules and intentions inside of a broader old framework. providing a thrilling critique of postcolonial concept from a historic viewpoint, it's a well timed contribution within the wake of the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Tagore's delivery in 2011.
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Empire, Nationalism and the Postcolonial World: Rabindranath Tagore's Writings on History, Politics and Society (Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series) by Michael Collins