Emancipating the individual: Tagore's use of Buddhism as a modern liberation theology

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Abstract

This chapter deals with Tagore's use of Buddhist themes to further his agenda of gender and class emancipation. Buddhism often functions as a symbol of humanism and equality which Tagore believed originally informed the early phase of Indian culture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporarising Tagore and the World
EditorsImtiaz Ahmed, Muchkund Dubey, Veena Sikri
Place of PublicationDhaka, Bangladesh
PublisherThe University Press Limited (UPL)
Chapter3
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-984-506-120-9
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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