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The Resource The invention of private life : literature and ideas, Sudipta Kaviraj

The invention of private life : literature and ideas, Sudipta Kaviraj

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The invention of private life : literature and ideas
Title
The invention of private life
Title remainder
literature and ideas
Statement of responsibility
Sudipta Kaviraj
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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, performed immeasurably important work helping readers to think through the predicament of modern times
  • The essays in this volume, which lie at the intersection of the study of literature, social theory, and intellectual history, locate serious reflections on modernity's complexities in the vibrant currents of modern Indian literature, particularly in the realms of fiction, poetry, and autobiography. Sudipta Kaviraj shows that Indian writers did more than adopt new literary trends in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They deployed these innovations to interrogate fundamental philosophical questions of modernity. Issues central to modern European social theory grew into significant themes within Indian literary reflection, such as the influence of modernity on the nature of the self, the nature of historicity, the problem of evil, the character of power under the conditions of modern history, and the experience of power as felt by an individual subject of the modern state
Cataloging source
N$T
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Kaviraj, Sudipta
Dewey number
891.4/409
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PK1701
LC item number
.K38 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Bengali literature
  • Literature and society
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Bengali literature
  • Literature and society
Label
The invention of private life : literature and ideas, Sudipta Kaviraj
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Index
  • 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
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947837293
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780231539548
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9780231539548
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8c78a85d-244a-4cd6-b92e-ff4d3fc787d3
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)947837293
Label
The invention of private life : literature and ideas, Sudipta Kaviraj
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Index
  • 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
Control code
947837293
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231539548
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9780231539548
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8c78a85d-244a-4cd6-b92e-ff4d3fc787d3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)947837293

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