Ideas on Nationalism in Tagore and Unamuno: A Comparative Study

  • Swagata Kumar Basu


It is generally accepted that the nineteenth century was the period when the concept of nation-states and the ideology of nationalism emerged in Europe, which later on spread around the world awakening nationalist sentiments in previously colonized people. While by the twentieth century several nation-states did get created, and that became the standard format around which life is organized around the world, many intellectuals have raised important questions against nationalism. Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) from India and Miguel de Unamuno (1864–1936) from Spain are two such names. This paper tries to compare the two keeping their ideas on nationalism as the axis.


Intrahistory Separatism Basque nationalism Regionalism European rationalism 


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© Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of LanguagesDoon UniversityDehradunIndia

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