Book Review: Critical Lives: Rabindranath Tagore

Book Review

Critical Lives: Rabindranath Tagore

By Bashabi Fraser, London: Reaktion Books, 2019; Pages 245; ISBN: 978-1-78914-149-8.


Bashabi Fraser’s insightful critical biography of Rabindranath Tagore is focussed on his cosmopolitanism, an aspect often missed out in traditional narratives. The shaping influence of his family, the historical forces of the Bengal renaissance and the capacity to learn from extensive cultural contacts synthesised into the humanistic philosophy by which Tagore is known.


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