"A Living Presence": Tagore Today

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Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
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editor@rupkatha.com

Special Issue, October, 2010 (Vol 2 No 4)
"A Living Presence": Tagore Today
To be guest edited by Amrit Sen, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan

THE THEME
Rabindranath Tagore's amazing career fulfilled several roles—litterateur, creative artist, pedagogue, social and political theorist, rural reconstructionist, entrepreneur and a major global thinker. Widely travelled, Rabindranath interacted with the foremost global visionaries, offering ideas that combined ethics and economics, artistic creativity, translation, literature and art, critiques of violence, nationalism and any curtailment of personal freedom. Tagore's legacy continues to engage us as we stepped into 150 years of his birth, especially forcing us to reexamine our perspectives in more recent disciplines like environmental sciences, alternative education practices, social work, historiography, rural reconstruction and of course globalisation studies. This volume seeks to explore the range of Tagore's ideas by bringing together interdisciplinary articles that evaluate the relevance of Tagore's literature and ideas in the context of the 21st century.

TOPICS

I. CRITICISM
i. Tagore's Literature and Literary Criticism
ii. Tagore and the Visual Arts
iii. Tagore and Music

II. PERSPECTIVE
I. Tagore as Educator
II. Tagore the Environmentalist
III. Tagore the Reformer
IV. Tagore the traveller
V. Tagore, the Nation and Globalization
VI. Interactions with Tagore
VII. The philosophy of Tagore

III. CREATIVE
i. (If possible, we will publish some of Tagore’s paintings/drawings/sketches).
ii. We encourage independent translations of Tagore's texts. Creative literature inspired on Tagore, paintings inspired by his work or portraits are also encouraged.

IV. BOOK REVIEW
i. Reviews of Books on Tagore not older than two years (Publishers also are requested to contact us and send copies ).

CONTACT
Email: editor@rupkatha.com
Please visit http://rupkatha.com/submissionguidelines.php for submission guidelines.

DEADLINE OF SUBMISSION: SEPTEMBER 30, 2010.

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