Rabindranath tagore’s gora
Rabindranath Tagore’s Gora
ISBN: 978-93-84082-42-0 • 2015 • HB • 244 pp. • ₹ 1195 • $ 59.95 • £ 39.95

Rabindranath Tagore’s Gora: A Critical Companion

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edited by Nandini Bhattacharya
Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, Central University of Jammu

This volume situates Rabindranath Tagore’s iconic Gora in his times and ours, examining contexts that produced it and reasons that make it acutely relevant today. It revisits this foundational text from perspectives as varied and interdisciplinary as textual and genre studies; translation and reception studies; narratology, gender, race and caste studies. It also situates Gora within spacio-imaginative configurations such as nation, desh, rashtra, mulk, swadeshi samaj, swaraj, ramrajya, and as engaging with questions of hospitality, philoxenos and xenophobia. Significantly, it provides new readings with regard to the complex operations of religion and ‘formations of the secular’ in times of colonial modernity. Moreover, this volume is distinctive in providing a translation of Tagore’s essay ‘Atmaparichay’ and Buddhadev Bose’s Bangla essay on Gora.

Contributors:

Nandini Bhattarcharya • Sunayani Bhattacharya • Spandana Bhowmik • Ritu Sen Chaudhuri • Uma Dasgupta • Ananya Dutta Gupta • Ana Jelinkar • Debashish Raychaudhuri • Dipankar Roy • Tanika Sarkar • Parjanya Sen • P. Shridhar • Alladi Uma

‘The eleven contributors, including the editor, have assessed the novel from as many different perspectives as possible and thus give us a comprehensive understanding of this complex yet seminal text.’

Somdatta Mandal, The Book Review

‘Tagore’s Gora has died many nameless deaths in academic gardens, with Gora: A Critical Companion it is time to celebrate its many possible lives.’

Debasish Lahiri, Muse India

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