Rabindranath Tagore at the Intersection of Nationalism and Modernity

  • Fakrul Alam


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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