'This volume is an outcome of the 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Tagore. It emerged from discussions at the conference, Contemporarising Tagore & the World, held in Dhaka in Spring of 2011, where scholars from ten different countries presented thirty-two papers. At the centre of this volume is the question of how global and contemporary Rabindranath’s work truly is. This is explored through eight different themes, including: Tagore’s Humanism, Nationalism, Internationalism and Cosmopolitanism, Engendering Tagore, Education and Society, Sociology of Creativity, Alternative Development Strategies and Crisis in Modern Civilisation.' - excerpted from flapped page.

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Section I: Prolegomenon
Chapter 1: Contemporarising Rabindranath and the International
Chapter 2: Tagore, Human God and the World
Section II: Locating Tagore's Humanism
Chapter 3: Emancipating the Individual L Tagore's Use of Buddhism as a Modern Libration Theology
Chapter 4: Tagore's Humanism: A Philosophical Quest
Section III: Nationalism, Internationalism and Cosmopolitanism
Chapter 5: Grand Visit to China: Historical Significance
Chapter 6: 'In a Land Where I have no Readers': Rabindranath and the Voyage to Iran
Chapter 7: Tagore's Reception in Russia: Yesterday and Today
Chapter 8: Celebrating the Global and the Local: Rabindranath's Ideal of Cosmopolitanism
Chapter 9: Bangladesh: State, Nation and Tagore
Section IV: Engendering Tagore
Chapter 10: The Feminine in the Tagorean Oeuvre
Chapter 11: Nahi Debi, Nahi Samanya Nari: Reflections on Female Protagonists in Tagore's Short Stories
Chapter 12: Gurudev and Vijaya: Rabindranath Tagore and Victoria Ocampo
Section V: Education and Society
Chapter 13: Revisiting Rabinranath's Santiniketan School: Demystifying Popular Perception
Chapter 14: Child Education in Tagore's Thought and Activities
Chapter 15: Rabindranath's 'Visvasahitya' and Comparative Literary Studies
Chapter 16: Education Ideas of Rabindranath Tagore in the Era of Globalisation
Chapter 17: Philosophy of Education: Tagore's Pedagogy
Chapter 18: Contemporary Significance of Tagore's Idea of Education
Section VI: Sociology of Creativity
Chapter 19: Gitanjali: An Enigma of Fame and Neglect
Chapter 20: Translating Tagore: Shifting Paradigms
Chapter 21: Why Did Rabindranath Translate His Works into English?
Chapter 22: The Power of the Aesthetic
Chapter 23: Contemporarising Tagore: Tapan Sinha's Kabuliwallah
Chapter 24: Tagore's Influence on the Art and Culture of Sri Lanka
Section VII: Alternative Development Strategies
Chapter 25: Tagore's Thoughts on Rural Credit and Development
Chapter 26: Tagore's Thoughts on Village Development and Rural Reconstruction
Chapter 27: Rule by the Ruled: Tagore's Contribution in the Participatory Development Process for Poverty Alleviation
Chapter 28: The Once and Future Village: From Tagore's Rural Reconstruction to Transition Towns
Section VIII: Crisis in Modern Civilisation
Chapter 29: Deciphering the Contemporary in the Historical: Tagore on the Discourse of Civilisation
Chapter 30: In search of Fairness of Justice: Contemporarising Tagore and The home and the World
Chapter 31: Concept of 'Crisis': Tagorean Anxiety
Chapter 32: Tagore after his Sesquicentennial
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