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The Home and the World Set on a Bengali noble s estate in this is both a love story and a novel of political awakening The central character Bimala is torn between the duties owed to her husband Nikhil and the dem

  • Title: The Home and the World
  • Author: Rabindranath Tagore Anita Desai Surendranath Tagore
  • ISBN: 9780140181876
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Home and the World By Rabindranath Tagore Anita Desai Surendranath Tagore, Set on a Bengali noble s estate in 1908, this is both a love story and a novel of political awakening The central character, Bimala, is torn between the duties owed to her husband, Nikhil, and the demands made on her by the radical leader, Sandip Her attempts to resolve the irreconciliable pressures of the home and world reflect the conflict in India itself, and the tragSet on a Bengali noble s estate in 1908, this is both a love story and a novel of political awakening The central character, Bimala, is torn between the duties owed to her husband, Nikhil, and the demands made on her by the radical leader, Sandip Her attempts to resolve the irreconciliable pressures of the home and world reflect the conflict in India itself, and the tragic outcome foreshadows the unrest that accompanied Partition in 1947.

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    1. A 1916 novel by Rabindranath Tagore, the first non European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 Written in Bengali and translated into English in 1919 by the author s nephew I think of poetry as almost impossible to translate well, but the beauty of his language does come across I m glad that read Tagore.On one level, the story is a love triangle It s a shame that Bimala didn t have a friend to talk her out of having anything to do with Sandip She had that guy sized up before she ever m [...]

    2. Sir Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 He was the first non European and so far, the only Indian to be awarded this most prestigious award any literary artist can dream of Bimala means without mal or blemish in Hindu is married to Nikhil or Nikhilesh Lord of the Universe Theirs is an arranged marriage that was planned even when Bimala was still a little girl Bimala is neither good looking, i.e she comes from lower status and darker complexion, nor rich Nikhil on the o [...]

    3. I am willing to serve my country, but my worship I reserve for Right which is far greater than my country To worship my country as a god is to bring a curse upon it To tyrannize for the country is to tyrannize over the country How much can present day ultra nationalists learn from him The infatuation of a married woman for her husband s friend aside, this book tries to bring out the pros and cons of then prevailing tools used by freedom fighters Were those tools, emotionally attractive as they w [...]

    4. A simple story in appearance that could call many comments and digressions Three main characters confront each other 1 a Maharaja imbued with traditional wisdom but open to the world,2 a woman whom he loves and to whom he offers freedom so that she can learn to know herself and to discover the world,3 and a political leader, embodying the rise, cynicism and extremism of the present times.The woman, rich in the freedom offered by the one, will fall in love with the other, who embodies in her eyes [...]

    5. Reading Tagore s work as a Westerner, I am always reminded of the importance of caution That is, I must be careful to not be too attached to the certainties I usually attach to my criteria for evaluation When the author invites me to paint a picture, under his guidance, out of the materials of my mind, and I feel a certain resistance to even get started before recoiling, judging such a picture to be quite categorically in bad form, I must be cautious, and willing to question myself Caution invit [...]

    6. bbc programmes b0857wv3Description A vivid, powerful and compelling story of love, power and political awakening Tanika Gupta updates Rabindranath Tagore s classic novel to a contemporary British Muslim context.Nusrat arrives in the UK from Pakistan to marry Nabeel, a wealthy, progressive and educated businessman Fearful of the wider society, Nusrat locks herself away in the house reading newspaper articles that only serve to heighten her concerns Nabeel encourages Nusrat to broaden her horizons [...]

    7. If Timelessness defines whether a book is a classic or not, then Ghare Baire or The Home and The World is in true sense a great Classic Before this book, Chokher Bali was the only other novel that I had read of Tagore, and can t say I was too impressed with it But, this book was just revelation to me what a radical thinker Tagore was It has been 100 years since the book was written, during the days of Swadesi Movement , Indian uprising against the British, transition of the traditional to the mo [...]

    8. The Home and the World is a literary masterpiece by Rabindranath Tagore Set as a love triangle in the backdrop of Swadesi movement in the then Bengal, it is essentially an exploration of the noosphere surrounding the revolution, encapsulating Tagore s personal critique on the movement s ideology.All the three central characters of the novel are distressed, while treading their paths for greatness Bimala is a young wife who seeks greatness which every woman is entitled to through utmost devotion [...]

    9. an amazing view of swadeshi in the early 1900 s India The three sotries being told seem to reflect the higher consciousness Nikihl , the concious Bimala and the lower conciousness Sandip True Bimala loses her way to sensationalism, terror and nationalism but at some point you must pay the piper to your higher self and reflect at some point, Bimala of course does I loved that Tagore tells the story from three points of view and is able to captuer the voice of Bimala so clearly This should be requ [...]

    10. My best exposure to non Western literature comes courtesy of Egypt s authors In comparison to them I was rather disappointed by Midnight s Children, about India But when I read this short novel by Tagore I encountered a Bengali author capable of matching Naguib Mahfouz, although writing about completely different subjects If this sounds too esoteric to readers in search of good writing who haven t yet ventured into non Western literature, it s my way of saying simply to read this book You ll be [...]

    11. My sole familiarity with Tagore s works were singing the national anthem and reading some down scaled translated version of Kabuliwalah , both during school days But watching Stories By Rabindranath Tagore interpreted by Anurag Basu in an unique manner, on Netflix, aroused my curiosity The man did contribute a chunk to India s literary heritage, after all So, the story is about three people Bimala, her husband, Nikhil, and her lover, Sandip But it s not really The backdrop is the Swadeshi moveme [...]

    12. From BBC Radio 3 Drama on 3 A vivid, powerful and compelling story of love, power and political awakening.Tanika Gupta updates Rabindranath Tagore s classic novel to a contemporary British Muslim context.Nusrat arrives in the UK from Pakistan to marry Nabeel, a wealthy, progressive and educated businessman Fearful of the wider society, Nusrat locks herself away in the house reading newspaper articles that only serve to heighten her concerns Nabeel encourages Nusrat to broaden her horizons and to [...]

    13. What if I am unworthy The true value of love is this, that it can ever bless the unworthy with its own prodigality For the worthy, there are many rewards on Gods earth, but God has specially reserved love for the unworthy Rabindranath Tagore, The Home and the World, 41This is a love story, but by no means a conventional one It begins nine years after the marriage of our star crossed lovers, Bimala and Nikhil Bimala has become totally complacent to be just a housewife She views herself as an inhe [...]

    14. Tagore is markedly different from most contemporary Indian authors While they offer a window for the Western world to observe the changing nature of a modernizing India, Tagore forces the reader to sit through a detailed lesson of the philosophical, and sociological life of an average Indian.Part of that is, naturally, the context in which he was writing He is not part of modernizing India, but the nobel laureate who was Indian before the country was independent He agitated against the colonial [...]

    15. There is a lot of depth to this slim volume So much history and philosophy and beautifully written A look at politics of the time and an age old basic tale of being duped by the one who makes the most noise One worth reading again.

    16. I am positively nervous about writing this book review and that just shows how much I loved the book.I have read some extremely interesting books this year which evoked a lot of feelings, from paranoia to wanting to write an immediate dinner invitation But this one, all I could feel was a deep veneration brought about by true joy But only 30 pages in, I knew it would be one of my most memorable reads of the last years I could not stop talking about it to my friends whether they care about books [...]

    17. This book resonated deeply Though published 100 years ago, and as commentary on revolution in Bengal, the book speaks to freedom and government in a way that felt extremely relevant today Here, characters debate whether the ends justify the means Is it okay to lie or cheat if it s for the good of the country For the country s people Just who are the people who should benefit from the country anyway The writing style is highly philosophical The characters engage in long descriptions of their reas [...]

    18. Livro muito bom O tema central a swadeshi , o movimento nacionalista indiano bengal s contra a presen a e influ ncia do ocidente, ilustrado por duas personagens opostas, que simultaneamente representam a colis o paradoxal entre uma vis o idealista racional e uma realista emocional Al m da profundidade de algumas reflex es, destaco tamb m a evolu o das personagens ao longo do enredo, cujas cren as acabam por se metamorfosear em fun o das consequ ncias dos seus actos e sentimentos O nico aspecto n [...]

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