Shades of Difference: Selected Writings of Rabindranath Tagore
Radha Chakravarty (Ed.)
140 x 216 mm
Year of Publishing
Territorial Rights
Social Science Press

This unusual collection brings together Tagore’s writings on forms of difference based on gender, caste, class, nation, community, religion, social customs and political beliefs. Via new translations, along with Tagore’s own writings, lectures and conversations, this illustrated anthology presents his complex, dynamic approach to commonly perceived dualities – like life/ death, nature/ culture, tradition/ modernity, East/ West, local/ universal etc.- to highlight his humanistic vision and its significance for us today.
The accompanying Audio Visual Material, Tagore & His World, provides a broader context for Tagore’s evolution as a thinker and artist, offering glimpses of his life, travels, educational vision and creative experiments in the visual and performing arts.

Radha Chakravarty is a writer, critic and translator. She has co-edited The Essential Tagore, nominated the  New Statesman Book of the Year 2011. She is the author of Feminism and Contemporary Women Writers and Novelist Tagore: Gender and Modernity in Selected Texts.

She  was nominated for the Crossword Translation Award, 2004. She is Professor of Comparative Literature & Translation Studies at Ambedkar University, Delhi.


1.A Many Coloured World: Rabindranath Tagore and the Dynamics of Difference. 
2. A Fantastic Tale.
3. The Living and the Dead.
4. Trespass.
5. Misplaced Hope.
6. The Parrot’s Training.
7. Chitra.
8. Chandalika.
9. The Music of the Bauls.
10. What is a Nation ?
11. The Greater Part.
12. State vs. Society.
13. The Welfare of the People.
14. Construction vs. Creation.
15. Charkha, the Spinning Wheel.
16. An Eastern University.
17. The Co-operative Principle.
18. Rhythm.
19. Hindus and Muslims.
20. Gandhi and the Bihar Earthquake.
21. Woman.
22. The Divinity of the Forest.
23. Crisis in Civilization.
24. To Indira Devi.
25. To R.G. Pradhan.
26. To C.F. Andrews.
27. To Margaret Sanger.
28. To Hemantabala Devi.
29. Letters from Russia.
30. In Persia.
31. Tagore and H.G.Wells.
32. Tagore and Romain Rolland.
33. Tagore and Albert Einstein.
34. From Gitanjali.
35. From The Gardner.
36. Songs of Kabir.
37. From the Stray Birds.
38. From Fruit Gathering.
39. From The Fugitive.
40. From The Fireflies.
41. From Poems.
42. Kabir and the Woman

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