Religion And Rabindranath Tagore: Select Discourses, Addresses, and, Letters in Translation

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byAmiya P. Sen

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This work focuses exclusively on Rabindranath Tagore's sermons/addresses and miscellaneous prose writings in Bengali. With a substantive introduction by Amiya P. Sen identifying various stages in the evolution of Tagore's religious thoughts, beginning from about the 1880s, the book includesrepresentative writings from each of the stage so identified. It brings to light some of Tagore's speeches and writings on religion in the pre-Gitanjali phase, which are largely unknown and un-appreciated. The sermons collectively known as Santiniketan (delivered between 1908 and 1914) and whichperhaps carry his deepest spiritual insights is a case in this point. Among other important essays of this genre yet un-translated and relatively unknown are those included in the collections Dharma (Religion), Alochana (Criticism), Parichay(Introduction), and Sanchay (Collection). This volume intends to recover them in translation.

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This work focuses exclusively on Rabindranath Tagore's sermons/addresses and miscellaneous prose writings in Bengali. With a substantive introduction by Amiya P. Sen identifying various stages in the evolution of Tagore's religious thoughts, beginning from about the 1880s, the book includesrepresentative writings from each of the stage...

Amiya P. Sen is Professor and Head in the Department of History and Culture at Jamia Millia Islamia. He has been Agatha Harrison Fellow at the University of Oxford and Visiting Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, and the Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 8.7 × 5.59 × 0.68 inPublished:June 22, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceIntroductionI: Essays and Other Miscellaneous WritingsThe Power of Universal Love (1883)The Path, Vice and Virtue, Consciousness, The Nature of this World, An Example, Impartiality,Mukti (1891)Chandranath Babu on the Virtues of Vegetarianism (1892)Foreign Exposition of the Vedanta (1894)Can God be worshipped as an image? (1898)Unworthy Reverence (1898)The Simple ways of Religion (1903)The Value of Suffering(1908)Religious Education and the idea of an Ashram (1912)Do Hindus remain Hindus upon accepting the Brahmo faith? (1912)Interpreting the Worship of Sakti (1919)The Mystics of Medieval India (1925)II: Discourses, Public Addresses, and Informal TalksThe Primacy of the Soul (1906)The Solitary Path to Spirituality (1907)Harmony in love (1908)In the Eternal Company of Brahman (1909)The Omnipresent God (1909)Becoming (1909)Giving God His due (1909)Self Surrender (1909)World Consciousness (1910)The Life of Christ (1910)The relevance of the Brahmo Samaj (1911)Do Hindu-Brahmos qualify to be called Hindus? (1912)Jeebondevata (1921)The Religion of Man (1933)The Truth of Man (1933)III: LettersReligion does not have to be boring discourse: to Indira Devi Chaudhurani (1893)Facing this World with love and fortitude: to Indira Devi Chaudhurani (1893)My understanding of Vedanta: to Indira Devi Chaudhurani (1894)Religion in Nature: to Indira Devi Chaudhurani (1895)The Essence of Vaishnavism: to Prabhat Kumar Mukhopadhyay (1895)Jeebondebata: to Mohit Chandra Sen (1903)The Crudities of Image Worship: to Kadambini Dutta (1910)Religion and Self-Righteousness: to Kalidas Nag (1922)The Religion of My Father: to Ramananda Chatterjee (1929)Religion as the love and service of man: to Hemantabala Devi (1931)Must religious feelings be expressed through symbols?: to Hemantabala Devi (1931)The God of my heart: to Hemantabala Devi (1931)The Right Way to Realize God: to Hemantabala Devi (1931)Dharma : to Hemantabala Devi (1931)Astrology in the service of Religion: to Hemantabala Devi (1931)Emotive Qualities in Religion: to Hemantabala Devi (1932)What is Paramartha? : to Hemantabala Devi (1932)The Crisis presently affecting the Hindus: to Hemantabala Devi (1933)Abusing God given Intelligence: to Basanti Devi (1933)Religion as Base Human Passion: to Hemantabala Devi (1934)Finding Spiritual Meaning in the World: to Hemantabala Devi (1935)Is the Congress truly slighting the Sanatanists? :to Hemantabala Devi (1935)Spiritual Life finds its own terms of reference: to Hemantabala Devi (1937)Ethical Activism in Religion: to Kadambini Dutta (n.d.)BibliographyAbout the Translator