The Idea of Surplus: Tagore and Contemporary Human Sciences

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This book provides an analytical understanding of some of Tagore's most contested and celebrated works and ideas. It reflects on his critique of nationalism, aesthetic worldview, and the idea of 'surplus in man' underlying his life and works. It discusses the creative notion of surplus that stands not for 'profit' or 'value', but for celebrating human beings' continuous quest for reaching out beyond one's limits. It highlights, among other themes, how the idea of being 'Indian' involves stages of evolution through a complex ...

The Idea of Surplus: Tagore and Contemporary Human Sciences 2015, CRC Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781138936256

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