The Play of Living Creation: Time and Finitude in Tagore's Humanism

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleThe Play of Living Creation: Time and Finitude in Tagore's Humanism Author(S)Manisha Basu (Author)
Abstract  This article examines a selection of Rabindranath Tagore's essays with a view to demonstrating that the Indian Nobel Laureate was distressed about the fact that in the early twentieth century the modern historical sense was eclipsing the place of poetics in the colonial world. In place of the transcendental vision implied by a developmental process of world-history, Tagore proposed that literary language generates a notion of time that is radically finite because it is aligned with the human failure to achieve divine transcendence. ...Paginationp 46-61
SubjectLiteratureDescriptorsLiterature, Comparative
Journal TitleComparative Literature  
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