Hello people. How are you all doing??? How is your life??? I am doing okay and I am alive, thank you for asking. I just wanted to get back to regular blogging so here is a review but I will be coming back tomorrow or maybe the day after with something big. It’s very cool and you need to check the announcement post that will be put very soon to find out about it, so let’s get into it, shall we???
Author: Rabindranath Tagore.
Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributers.
Genre: Political Ideologies > Indian History.
Chapter: 3 Parts.
Pages: 112 pages.
Time: 2 hours and 15 mins.
Publishing / Published: 11 February 2021.
“Their real freedom is not within the boundaries of security, but in the highroad of adventures, full of the risk of new experiences.”
Nationalism was a popular subject of debate in the pre-Independence era and academics from across the world shared their ideas on the same. Tagore’s idea of nationalism is deep-rooted in his belief that growth has to be all-inclusive – not just for a nation, but also for its people. This book is a collection of Tagore lectures on nationalism in the West, Japan, and India. His mastery with expression is further highlighted as he recounts the need for the concept of nation to benefit its people, and not just exist as an idealistic theory that benefits a few. Nationalism brings to fore Tagore’s deep understanding of contemporary politics and paves a middle path between the growth of the people and a nation, and aggressive ways towards modernity.
Amazon: 💙4.5/5 Stars💙.
Goodreads: 💙4/5 Stars💙.Taken from respective sources.
This book was such an educative read. I learnt so much from it and explored so many aspects of politics. The book was in essay format where there were 3 essays for The West, Japan, and India. Each essay explored the good things and bad things the countries had in that era and differentiated them from India’s present situation at that time. The language is political and written with such an interesting style that I took some time to read it slowly and process it. Rabindranath Tagore is a really intelligent man. His words were full of wisdom and somehow predicted the future of the country. The book had all aspects of politics covered clearly and the truth was brutally written making me shocked and in awe at the same time. This book is something I will recommend to everyone who wishes to read about the political situation back in the 90s and the brutal reality of politics and politicians. Overall, from my side, it is a highly recommended book with a great writing style that talks about the reality of politics and advise future generations on how to live in this political era. A must-read for those looking for Indian literature and would like to explore essays/speeches by Rabindranath Tagore.
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