Shades of Difference

Selected Writings of Rabindranath Tagore

Edited by Radha Chakravarty


Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, 2015

Language: English

293 pages

Price INR 650.00
Book Club Price INR 552.00
This unusual collection brings together Tagore’s writings on forms of difference based on gender, caste, class, nation, community, religion, social customs and political beliefs. Via new translations, along with Tagore’s own writings, lectures and conversations, this illustrated anthology presents his complex, dynamic approach to commonly perceived dualities – like life/ death, nature/ culture, tradition/ modernity, East/ West, local/ universal etc.- to highlight his humanistic vision and its significance for us today.

The accompanying Audio Visual Material, Tagore & His World, provides a broader context for Tagore’s evolution as a thinker and artist, offering glimpses of his life, travels, educational vision and creative experiments in the visual and performing arts.

Radha Chakravarty

Radha Chakravarty teaches literature at Gargi College, University of Delhi. She is the author of Feminism and Contemporary Women Writers: Rethinking Subjectivity. Her books in translation include Bankimchandra's Kapalkundal; Tagore's Chokher BaliFarewell Song: Shesher KabitaGoraBoyhood Days and The Land of Cards: Stories, Poems & Plays for Children; Mahasweta Devi's In the Name of the Mother: Four Stories, and the anthology Crossings: Stories from Bangladesh and India. She has edited Bodymaps: Stories by South Asian Women, and is currently co-editing The Essential Tagore for Visva Bharati and Harvard.