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Although Rabindranath Tagore's reputation as a writer outside the Bengali-speaking world rests almost entirely on English translations, no attempt has been made yet to make his English works available to the interested readers. Sahitya Akademi, therefore, thought it extremely important to bring out a definitive edition of Tagore's works in English to project one of the greatest writers of our times, as a writer in English also.
These works made a great impact on readers belonging to different countries and cultures. For the first time Tagore's English writings are presented with scholarly annotations and information about the historical contexts to which they belong.
India, with its colonial history and contemporary postcolonial culture, offers a rich site for the study of both influence and intertextuality.
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