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Rabindranath Tagore in South-East Asia: Culture, Connectivity and Bridge Making

Studies Rabindranath Tagore’ s theories and works - a Nobel prizes winner in Literature 1913 and the renowned writer who modernized Bengali literature, music, and Indian arts. Focuses on his works relating to his visits to Southeast Asia countries in the early 20th century. Focuses on Togore’s theory of civilization, his idea of East and West, and his perceptions on Southeast Asia’s cultures. Analyzes his concepts of nationalism, internationalism, universalism, and cultural ties between India and Southeast Asia. Narrates Tagore’s journeys, impacts, legacy and local responses to his visits in Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Malaya, Viet Nam, and Indonesia.