Fresh Air and Freedom: Rabindranath Tagore’s Portrayal of Women as Agents of Change in Society and Culture / Ar fresco e liberdade: a representação das mulheres como agentes de mudança na sociedade e na cultura em Rabindranath Tagore

Bharati Ray

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Abstract: This paper proposes to explore Rabindranath Tagore’s vision and views on women as reflected in his writings. After a discussion of the writer’s family background and of his relations with women both in his family and as friends, this essay focuses on Tagore’s perception of the birth of the “new woman”, that is, a woman who challenges convention, and seeks to establish a new form of social order.

Keywords: Rabindranath Tagore; women in Tagore’s writings; the “new woman".

Resumo: Este trabalho investiga a escrita de Rabindranath Tagore, focalizando sua visão e opiniões sobre as mulheres. Após uma apresentação do contexto familiar do autor e de suas relações com as mulheres, tanto na família quanto no ambiente cultural, este ensaio discute sua percepção do surgimento da “nova mulher”, isto é, aquela que desafia as convenções e busca estabelecer uma nova forma de ordem social.

Palavras-chave: Rabindranath Tagore; mulheres na escrita de Tagore; a “nova mulher”.


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Rabindranath Tagore; women in Tagore’s writings; the “new woman"; mulheres na escrita de Tagore; a “nova mulher”.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17851/2317-2096.21.2.10-25

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Aletria: Revista de Estudos de Literatura
ISSN 1679-3749 (impressa) / ISSN 2317-2096 (eletrônica)

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