Call for Papers: "A Living Presence": Tagore Today
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
ISSN 0975-2935 ● www.rupkatha.com
Call for Papers
Special Issue, October, 2010 (Vol 2 No 4)
"A Living Presence": Tagore Today
To be guest edited by Amrit Sen, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan
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.
i. Tagore's Literature and Literary Criticism
ii. Tagore and the Visual Arts
iii. Tagore and Music
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
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.
DEADLINE OF SUBMISSION: SEPTEMBER 30, 2010.