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The invention of private life : literature and ideas

Author: Sudipta Kaviraj
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How does modern politics affect the personality of a sensitive individual? Is love possible between intensely self-conscious people, and how do individuals cope with the transience of affections or the fragility of social ties? Kaviraj argues that these inquiries inform the heart of modern Indian literary tradition and that writers, such as Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay, Rabindranath Tagore, and Sibnath Sastri,
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Kaviraj, Sudipta.
Invention of private life.
(DLC) 2014043407
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sudipta Kaviraj
ISBN: 9780231539548 0231539541
OCLC Number: 947837293
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Introduction: Literature as the Mirror of Modernity --
1. On the Advantages of Being a Barbarian --
2. Literature and the Moral Imaginations of Modernity --
3. The Two Histories of Literary Culture in Bengal --
4. A Strange Love of Abstractions: The Making of a Language of Patriotism in Modern Bengali --
5. Tagore and Transformations in the Ideals of Love --
6. The Poetry of Interiority The Creation of a Language of Modern Subjectivity in Tagore's Poetry: The Creation of a Language of Modern Subjectivity in Tagore's Poetry --
7. Laughter and Subjectivity: The Self-Ironical Tradition in Bengali Literature --
8. Reading a Song of the City: Images of the City in Literature and Films --
9. The Art of Despair: The Sense of the City in Modern Bengali Poetry --
10. The Invention of Private Life: Reading of Sibnath Sastri's Autobiography --
11. The Second Mahabharata --
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