Tagore’s critique of nation, nationalism and modernity

Rabindranath Tagore was essentially a poet, but he was over conscious of the fact that he belonged to a subject country and this sense of humiliation was deep into his political personality. The arrogance of the British rulers in India predisposed him to exploring the reasons behind the rise of materialism, power politics and imperialism. What was clear from Tagore’s perspective was not simply the strong distinction between Eastern and Western historical experience but also the relative inferiority of the West. This paper is a humble attempt to reflect upon his critical ideas on modern nation and nationalism.

Piyali Basu
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