1st Edition

Cosmopolitan Modernity in Early 20th-Century India





ISBN 9780367177003
Published April 30, 2019 by Routledge India
188 Pages

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This book presents an alternative view of cosmopolitanism, citizenship and modernity in early 20th-century India through the multiple lenses of mysticism, travel, friendship, art, and politics.It makes a key intervention in the understanding of cosmopolitan modernity based on the lives and experiences of Rabindranath Tagore, Ananda Coomaraswamy, Sr

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction: Cosmopolitanism and Cultural Citizenship 1. The Celtic Twilight: The Eastern Journey of James Cousins 2. Utopian Longings and the French Connection: Paul Richard and the Politics of Friendship 3. Yoga for a New World: Dilip Kumar Roy and Sri Aurobindo 4. The World in a Nest : The Cosmopolitanism of Rabindranath Tagore 5. Cosmopolitanism through the Arts: The Art Criticism of Ananda Coomaraswamy and Sri Aurobindo 6. The Revolutionary as the Cosmopolitan: The Many Lives of Taraknath Das. Conclusion

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