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The Home And The World

The Home And The World

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Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), the first non-European to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature (1913), was a Bengali poet, novelist, musician, painter and playwright. Tagore modernized Bengali art and literature by rejecting classical forms, and produced strongly poetic and spiritual works. He spoke largely to political and personal topics as he rejected the

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Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), the first non-European to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature (1913), was a Bengali poet, novelist, musician, painter and playwright. Tagore modernized Bengali art and literature by rejecting classical forms, and produced strongly poetic and spiritual works. He spoke largely to political and personal topics as he rejected the British Raj and supported independence. His 1916 novel, "The Home and the World", illustrates a multitude of conflicts between tradition and the modern world, religion and nationalism, and the struggle Tagore felt within himself. The novel centers on the Swadeshi movement, and warns characters against the danger of such a movement becoming violent. Sandip, the spirited leader of the movement who strives for freedom at any cost, meets the passive, non-violent Nikhil and his young, unsuspecting wife, Bimala. A love triangle ensues amidst the turmoil of a revolution that may do the country more harm than good.

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ISBN-13:
9781604595345
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
10/29/2008
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

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The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore is a book that reveals the complications of the most sacred relationships. There are three central characters, Bimala, her husband Nikhil, and the activist, Bimala's lover, Sandip. The book is written from the perspective of all the three characters which helps the reader understand each of their obligations, morals and their goals. Over all this novel is a good novel. Readers may find the first half uneventful but as the story unfolds itself it gets more interesting.
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