Revisiting Rabindranath Tagore’s the Home and the World / Revisitando a casa e o mundo de Rabindranath Tagore

Cielo G. Festino

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Abstract: The aim of this article is to make a critical reading of the novella The Home and the World (1915), by Rabindranath Tagore, focusing on the emancipation of Bengal and the new role of women at the beginning of the twentieth century during the Swadeshi movement: the boycott to English goods to back up Indian industry after the arbitrary division of Bengal by Lord Curzon (1905). This discussion is based on Tagore’s book on Nationalism (1917) as well as Walter Benjamin’s considerations on allegory (1928).

Keywords: Nationalism; allegory; women.

Resumo: Esse artigo traz uma leitura crítica da novela The Home and the World (1915) de Rabindranath Tagore, focalizando a emancipação de Bengala e o novo papel da mulher no começo do século vinte, durante o movimento Swadeshi: o boicote dos produtos ingleses, para afirmar a indústria indiana, após a arbitrária divisão de Bengala por Lord Curzon, em 1905. Esta discussão baseia-se no livro de Tagore sobre o Nacionalismo (1917) e nas considerações de Walter Benjamin (1928) sobre a alegoria.

Palavras-chave: Nacionalismo; mulher; alegoria.


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Nationalism; allegory; women; Nacionalismo; mulher; alegoria.

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TAGORE, Rabindranath. [1915] The Home and the World. Trans. Surendranath Tagore. London: Penguin, 1985.

TAGORE, Rabindranath. Nationalism in the West. In: ______. Nationalism. San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1917. p.11-62.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17851/2317-2096.21.2.65-75

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

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