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Another Asia: Rabindranath Tagore and Okakura Tenshin

Rustom Bharucha


This book explores the convergence of different notions of Asia through the meeting between Rabindranath Tagore and the Japanese art historian and curator Okakura Tenshin in Calcutta in 1902. Set against a panoramic background, it draws on the intersections of the late Meiji period in Japan and the Swadeshi movement in Bengal, weaves through an intricate tapestry of ideas relating to pan-Asianism, nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and friendship, and positions the early modernist tensions of the period within-and against-the spectre of a unified Asia that concealed considerable political differenc ... More

Keywords: Okakura Tenshin, Rabindranath Tagore, Asia, pan-Asianism, nationalism, cosmopolitanism, India, Japan, friendship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195682854
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682854.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rustom Bharucha, author

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