CFP–Reading across Time: Tagore Today

On the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Tagore, Muse India will publish a special feature on The Writings of Rabindranath Tagore in its Sep-Oct 2010 Issue. The special section will be edited by Dr. Amrit Sen, Reader in English, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan. This is a Call for Papers for the feature. We look forward to your enthusiastic participation.

THE THEME –  “Reading across Time”: Tagore Today

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 150 years after 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 studies in globalisation. 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.

Suggested  Areas:

  • Tagore’s Literature and Literary Criticism
  • Tagore and the Visual Arts
  • Tagore and Music
  • Tagore as Educator
  • Tagore the Environmentalist
  • Tagore the Reformer
  • Tagore the Traveller
  • Tagore, the Nation and Globalization
  • The philosophy of Tagore

Translations and Book Reviews

We encourage independent translations of Tagore’s texts. Creative literature inspired by Tagore, paintings inspired by his work or portraits may also be submitted. Book reviews on volumes on Tagore are also welcome.

CONTACT

All enquiries and submissions to Dr Amrit Sen at amritsen@gmail.com, with copies marked to chiefeditor@museindia.com

Deadline for all Submissions –  JULY 31, 2010.

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