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Rabindranath Tagore at the End of the Millennium
Storrs, CT, September 1998

Home and the World :  Rabindranath Tagore at the end of the Millennium

University of Connecticut. Storrs, CT
September 18-20, 1998

Proposals for 20 minute presentations are invited for a conference on
Rabindranath Tagore's fiction, poetry, drama, politics, philosophy, art
and music.  The Conference aims to examine Tagore's contribution to
science, society and culture in the twentieth century and to explore the
significance of his work for shaping Indian and world culture in the 21st

Possible topics include:

. Tagore and Postcolonial Theory, Orientalism, Universalism,
  Sanskrit Imagination, Popular Imagination, Modernism.

. Tagore on Nationalism, Education, Gender, Hinduism, Buddhism,
  Christianity, the Religion of the People.

. Agriculture, Rural Development, Political Economy

. Tagore's associations with Gandhi, Aurobindo, Ramakrishna, Vivekananda

. European Precursors (Kipling, Milton, Shakespeare)

. Indian Precursors (Kalidasa, Bankimchandra, Jayadeva)

. Tagore's Influence (Anantha Murthy, Karnad, Yeats)

. Remaking Tagore in Film, Dance and other media

. Tagore and Science (Tagore - Einstein Debate on the Nature of Reality)

Please send short abstracts, along with a brief biographical sketch to the
conference director, Professor Roger Buckley, Director/Asian American
Studies Institute, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA (Phone:

Abstract Deadline:  April 15, 1998