Paper $19.00 ISBN: 9781789141498 Will Publish December 2019 For sale in North and South America only

Rabindranath Tagore

Bashabi Fraser

Rabindranath Tagore

Bashabi Fraser

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256 pages | 33 halftones | 5 x 7 3/4
Paper $19.00 ISBN: 9781789141498 Will Publish December 2019 For sale in North and South America only
Polymath Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. But Tagore was much more than a writer. Through his poems, novels, short stories, poetic songs, dance-dramas, and paintings, he transformed Bengali literature and Indian art. He was instrumental in bringing Indian culture to the West and vice versa, and he strove to create a less divided society through mutual respect and understanding, following the example of his great contemporary and close friend, Mahatma Gandhi.

In this timely reappraisal of Tagore’s life and work, Bashabi Fraser assesses Tagore’s many activities and shows how he embodies the modern consciousness of India. She examines his upbringing in Bengal, his role in Indian politics, and his interests in international relationships. Taking a holistic perspective, she also addresses some of the misreadings of his extraordinary life and work.
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Fakrul Alam, East West University, Dhaka, and coeditor of "The Essential Tagore"
“Insightful and clearly written, this is a succinct critical biography of a man who transcended all sorts of borders.”
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