Rabindranath Tagore at the Intersection of Nationalism and Modernity



This paper intends to study how, interlinking the influence of indigenous tradition along with his exposure to the Western ideas, Tagore has travelled through his ever-changing notion of nationalism and modernity to have finally arrived at a poetics that makes him at once a Bengali poet and a poet of the world. Prof Alam finally shows how Tagore in his refuting of the Nation centrism creates a unique idiom for his art—personal, national and beyond—that is modern but not a copycat of those being produced by Western modernism.


Alternative modernity Third worldism Indigenous modernity Bengal Renaissance Literary modernism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of DhakaDhakaBangladesh

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