At a glance:
- Author: Rabindranath Tagore
- First Published: 1916
- Type of Work: Novel
- Genres: Long fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Husbands, Wives, Love or romance, Marriage, Good and evil, Muslims, India or East Indian people, Hindus or Hinduism, Terrorism or terrorists, Women's rights
- Locales: Asia, India
The Home and the World is set during the height of the Swadeshi movement, a boycott of British goods that was initiated in 1905 as a protest against Great Britain’s arbitrary division of Bengal into two parts. At first, Tagore was one of the leaders of Swadeshi, but when protests evolved into violent conflicts between Muslims and Hindus, Tagore left the movement. In The Home and the World, he explained why he did not approve of what Swadeshi had become.
The novel consists of twenty-three chapters, each of them a first-person narrative by one...
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