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Although Amulya is not one of the book's main characters he is significant, nonetheless. As indeed is the manner of his death: shot through the heart during anti-Swadeshi riots. The death of Amulya...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2019 7:40 am UTC

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In a way, Nikhil and Sandip might not be as dissimilar your question suggests. Of course, there are marked differences, yet their political debates and the fact that Sandip stays in Nikhil’s house...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2020 5:47 pm UTC

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You have touched upon THE most important theme in The Home and the World: nationalism! This is so because the entire book is a reaction to the Swadeshi Movement which is precisely the drive...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2015 7:23 pm UTC

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Very welcome!

Latest answer posted April 20, 2015 6:48 pm UTC

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One of the primary themes in Home and the World is the danger of nationalism and political extremism. Tagore shows how nationalist fervor can escalate and quickly turn aggressive and, when it does,...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2018 7:27 pm UTC

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The novel The Home and the World was written by Rabindranath Tagore. It was first published in 1916. It follows the story of Nikhil and Bimala, a couple living in the Bengal region of India. The...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2020 12:45 pm UTC

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I think that the greatest significance of the themes in Tagore's work is that the politicization of context can color individual motives. Tagore's themes help to bring out how individual motives...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2013 3:08 pm UTC

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For Tagore, the construction of two types of nationalism become vitally important in the progression of The Home and the World. Nikhil reflects the type of nationalism that is rooted in a...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2012 12:45 pm UTC

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I think that one of the most essential elements to bring out in any summary of Tagore's novel would be the interplay between the three main characters. Bimala, Nikhil, and Sandip represents the...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2012 1:51 pm UTC

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The very notion of nation worship is profoundly dangerous for Tagore, not least because of its quasi-religious connotations. In keeping with his unwavering hostility to nationalism, Tagore presents...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2020 4:20 pm UTC

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It might be a bit much to say that Bimala's traditional past is destroyed. Tagore might be suggesting that traditional conceptions of self are challenged when political and social movements are...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2012 8:48 am UTC

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I think that Tagore uses issues such as nationalism and politics in the novel to bring out the idea that underneath both wide- ranging realities is a personal reality that cannot be denied. The...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2012 12:39 pm UTC

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I think that Tagore is trying to bring out an idea regarding the convergence of the political and personal. Tagore uses the Indian Independence Movement, specifically the Swadeshi movement, to...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2012 12:26 pm UTC

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The Home and The World makes the reader instantly aware of the importance of culture and tradition in Nikhil's household and the respect that Bimala, his wife, has for it, and the seeming...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2014 10:47 am UTC

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For Tagore, his development of both modes of being in the world are realities that he believed began to emerge with the Indian fight for independence in the early 20th Century. For Tagore, he...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2012 1:05 pm UTC

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