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On Tagore

Sub title: Reading the Poet Today

Author: Amit Chaudhuri

"Rabindranath Tagore is widely regarded as a romantic poet, speaking of beauty and truth; as a transcendentalist; a believer in the absolute; a propagandist for universal man. But, as Amit Chaudhuri shows in these remarkable and widely admired essays about the poet and his milieu, his secret concern was really with life, play, and contingency, with the momentary as much as it was with the eternal. It is this strain of unacknowledged modernism, as well as a revolutionary life-affirming vision, that gives his work, Chaudhuri argues, its immense power.
Acute, challenging, and path-breaking, Amit Chaudhuri’s collection will become a classic reading of Rabindranath Tagore and the way he is perceived today. "

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‘Amit Chaudhuri’s career as a novelist proceeded in tandem with an ongoing engagement as a robust critic and thinker… [he is] quietly passionate, rigourous and unfailingly eloquent.’—Geoff Dyer

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Published by

Penguin Books India

Published

16 Feb 2012

Imprint

Viking

ISBN13

9780670086214

Book Format

B

Extent

192pp

Rights

Indian Subcontinent only

Category

Non-Fiction, Essays

Binding

Hardback

Price (Rs.)

399.00

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