Bridging East and West

Rabindranath Tagore and Romain Rolland Correspondence (1919–1940)

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ISBN:

9780199489046

Publication date:

01/10/2018

Hardback

236 pages

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ISBN:

9780199489046

Publication date:

01/10/2018

Hardback

236 pages

Edited and French letters translated by Chinmoy Guha

Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) and Romain Rolland (1866–1944) were two of the principal humanists of the twentieth century, who questioned the ideas of frontier and nationalism from their respective socio-political contexts. This volume, a record of the dialogue between Tagore and Rolland, is an attempt to see how they tried to bridge their milieus between the two World Wars.

Rights:  World Rights

Edited and French letters translated by Chinmoy Guha

Description

Dating from 1919 to 1940, these letters and telegrams are being published for the first time in English in their entirety. They manage to capture the essence of Tagore and Rolland’s friendship in their struggle with the conflict between nationalism and human conscience. This volume also presents three important conversations the two engaged in at various points in time, as well as letters by Rathindranath Tagore and others, and lays out the journey of these two writers towards the imaging of a different world outside jingoistic politics. This correspondence presents the fi nest exchange of thought between the East and the West, and scripts the intellectual history of early twentieth century.


About The Editor

Chinmoy Guha is professor of English at University of Calcutta. A well-known French scholar and the recipient of the titles Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and Chevalier des Palmes académiques, Guha has also been the literary editor of the prestigious Bengali periodical, Desh.

Edited and French letters translated by Chinmoy Guha

Table of contents

Table of Contents

List of Photographs

Acknowledgements

Introduction


1. Correspondence of Tagore and Rolland

2. Conversations between Rolland and Tagore


Appendix A: Rolland on Tagore and Tagore on Rolland

Appendix B: Tagore on Fascism

Appendix C: Correspondence between Romain Rolland and Saumyendranath Tagore

Bibliography
Index
About the Editor and Translator

Edited and French letters translated by Chinmoy Guha

Features

  • Correspondence between Nobel laureates from two parts of the world
  • Translated into English for the first time
  • Discussion on issues such as Fascism, Nationalism, and Mussolini

Edited and French letters translated by Chinmoy Guha

Review

Reviews

‘[We] see the scorching truths of their humanity in [these] letters, so delicately strung together.’

—Gopalkrishna Gandhi,Distinguished Professor of History and Politics, Ashoka University, India


‘A dialogue between two continents and two histories, between two men who were themselves a continent and a history.’

—Marc Lambron, member of Académie française, France

Edited and French letters translated by Chinmoy Guha

Description

Dating from 1919 to 1940, these letters and telegrams are being published for the first time in English in their entirety. They manage to capture the essence of Tagore and Rolland’s friendship in their struggle with the conflict between nationalism and human conscience. This volume also presents three important conversations the two engaged in at various points in time, as well as letters by Rathindranath Tagore and others, and lays out the journey of these two writers towards the imaging of a different world outside jingoistic politics. This correspondence presents the fi nest exchange of thought between the East and the West, and scripts the intellectual history of early twentieth century.


About The Editor

Chinmoy Guha is professor of English at University of Calcutta. A well-known French scholar and the recipient of the titles Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and Chevalier des Palmes académiques, Guha has also been the literary editor of the prestigious Bengali periodical, Desh.

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Reviews

Reviews

‘[We] see the scorching truths of their humanity in [these] letters, so delicately strung together.’

—Gopalkrishna Gandhi,Distinguished Professor of History and Politics, Ashoka University, India


‘A dialogue between two continents and two histories, between two men who were themselves a continent and a history.’

—Marc Lambron, member of Académie française, France

Read More

Table of contents

Table of Contents

List of Photographs

Acknowledgements

Introduction


1. Correspondence of Tagore and Rolland

2. Conversations between Rolland and Tagore


Appendix A: Rolland on Tagore and Tagore on Rolland

Appendix B: Tagore on Fascism

Appendix C: Correspondence between Romain Rolland and Saumyendranath Tagore

Bibliography
Index
About the Editor and Translator

Read More