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The Home and the World
     

The Home and the World

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by Rabindranath Tagore
 

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The Home and the World

Rabindranath Tagore

Classic Novels

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Translated by Surendranath Tagore

The Home and the World 1916. "At home [and] outside") is a 1916 novel by Rabindranath Tagore. The book illustrates the battle Tagore had with himself, between the ideas of Western culture and revolution against the Western culture. These two

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The Home and the World

Rabindranath Tagore

Classic Novels

Brand New Edition

Translated by Surendranath Tagore

The Home and the World 1916. "At home [and] outside") is a 1916 novel by Rabindranath Tagore. The book illustrates the battle Tagore had with himself, between the ideas of Western culture and revolution against the Western culture. These two ideas are portrayed in two of the main characters, Nikhil, who is rational and opposes violence, and Sandip, who will let nothing stand in his way from reaching his goals. These two opposing ideals are very important in understanding the history of this region and its contemporary problems. There is much controversy over whether or not Tagore was attempting represent Gandhi in Sandip but many argue that Tagore would not even venture to personify Sandip as Gandhi because Tagore was a large admirer of Gandhi and Gandhi was anti-violence while Sandip would use violence in any respect to get what he wanted. The book shows "the clash between new and old, realism and idealism, the means and the end, good and evil" (p xxiv) within India and southern Asia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788186685273
Publisher:
Wisdom Tree
Publication date:
05/28/2012
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Rabindranath Tagore (7th May 1861-7th August 1941), the writer and a Nobel laureate poet was the ambassador of Indian culture to the rest of the world. He is probably the most prominent figure in the cultural world of Indian subcontinent and the first Asian person to be awarded with the Nobel in 1913. Even though he is mainly known as a poet, his multifaceted talent showered upon different branches of art-novels, short stories, dramas, articles, essays, painting, etc. He was a social reformer, patriot and above all, a great humanitarian and philosopher.

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The Home and the World 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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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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