Meeting With Mussolini: Tagores Tour In Italy, 1925 and 1926 by Kalyan Kundu

Meeting With Mussolini: Tagores Tour In Italy, 1925 and 1926

byKalyan Kundu

Hardcover | August 23, 2015

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Of the many countries Rabindranath Tagore visited in his lifetime, his Italian sojourns of 1925 and 1926, at the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini's invitation, have been of immense interest to Tagore scholars. His visits stoked an adverse international response, and were largely debated inIndian and Italian media during and after his tours. Realizing how he was influenced by the Italian propaganda machine to make him appear a defender of fascism, Tagore wrote a letter to C.F. Andrews, later published in The Manchester Guardian, to end all speculation on his much-debated tours toItaly. Kalyan Kundu's evaluative study unfolds the story of this encounter between a humanist and a tyrant. This well-researched work is based on a vast corpus of reportage - lectures and conversations, letters and memoirs, articles and news reports - available on the controversial Tagore-Mussoliniepisode.

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Kalyan Kundu's interest in the work, philosophy, and life of Rabindranath Tagore led him to form an archive of Tagore's work in Britain, from which The Tagore Centre UK was founded in 1985. He is the chairperson of this Centre.

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Title:Meeting With Mussolini: Tagores Tour In Italy, 1925 and 1926Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.95 inPublished:August 23, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of PhotographsIndra Nath Choudhuri: ForewordPrologueAcknowledgements1. Italian Tour, 19252. The Rise of Mussolini3. Italian Tour, 19264. Post TourEpilogueAppendixIndexAbout the Author