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Rabindranath Tagore

(1861—1941) poet and educationist

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André Gide

André Gide  

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(1869–1951)French novelist, essayist, critic, and dramatist. His fiction, interesting both for its formal experimentation and its teasing exploration of sexuality and morality, includes a number of ...
Anglo-Indian literature

Anglo-Indian literature  

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Present‐day India boasts an English language literature of energy and diversity, and has spawned a striking literary diaspora. Some writers of Indian descent (V. S. Naipaul, Bharati Mukherjee) now ...
Bhabani Bhattacharya

Bhabani Bhattacharya  

(1910–88),Indian novelist, born in Bhagalpur, educated in Patna and in London. He is strongly influenced by Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi. Social realism, with a social purpose, marks ...
Bloodaxe Books

Bloodaxe Books  

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Independent poetry press, founded by Neil Astley in Newcastle‐upon‐Tyne in 1978, and based in Northumberland from 1997. Since its foundation, Bloodaxe has become a major force in poetry publishing in ...
Constance Holme

Constance Holme  

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(1881–1955),novelist, born in Westmorland, where her successful Regional novels were set; they include The Lonely Plough (1914), The Splendid Fairing (1919), and The Trumpet in the Dust (1921), ...
Cuala Press

Cuala Press  

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A private press founded in 1902 at Dundrum, Co. Dublin, by Elizabeth and Lily Yeats, sisters of W. B. Yeats. It was originally called the Dun Emer Press. From 1908 until the late 1940s it flourished ...
Debendranath Tagore

Debendranath Tagore  

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(1817–1905)A Bengali social and religious reformer. His brahmin father, Dwarkanāth, was an immensely wealthy Calcutta businessman and philanthropist who was a friend and supporter of Rāmmohun Roy. ...
Edward Thompson

Edward Thompson  

(1886–1946) British poet, translator, and historianJohn in Prison (1912) PoetryMesopotamian Verses (1919) PoetryJohn in Prison (1912) PoetryMesopotamian Verses (1919) Poetry
Gītānjali

Gītānjali  

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Rarely has the Nobel Prize been offered on the strength of one work, but it happened in 1913 with Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) after the publication of Gītānjali: Song Offerings (1912). ...
India

India  

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The world's largest democracy has a rich and diverse culture. Now, it is also achieving more rapid economic growthIndia's vast territory can be divided into three main regions from north to south. ...
Indian art and architecture

Indian art and architecture  

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Earliest examples of Indian art date from the ancient civilization of the Indus Valley (c.2300–1750 bc). Excavations at Harappa (Punjab) and Mohenjo-daro (Sind) show fortified cities with a variety ...
Indian literature

Indian literature  

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It is often suggested that because of restrictions on maritime travel transmitted in the Dharmasastras (Law Books) in Sanskrit, the Hindu population of the Indian Subcontinent turned to agrarian ...
Indian theatre

Indian theatre  

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Theatre in India in the English language pre-dates all the proscenium traditions in the Indian languages. The British constructed the first modern playhouses for their own communities in the ...
Manipuri theatre

Manipuri theatre  

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Sequestered in north-east India on the border of Burma (Myanmar), Manipur is linked geopolitically to South-East Asia and on cultural and linguistic levels to the traditions of Tibet and Burma. ...
Nirad Chaudhuri

Nirad Chaudhuri  

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(1897– ),Indian historian, born in Kishorganj, Bengal, educated at the University of Calcutta; he worked as a clerk and as a secretary to the Nationalist leader Subhas Chandra Bose before ...
Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray  

(1921–92) Indian film director.Ray introduced Indian cinema to the West. His ‘Apu Trilogy’ - Pather Panchali (1955), The Unvanquished (1956) and The World of Apu (1959) - is a ...
Sisir Bhaduri

Sisir Bhaduri  

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(1889–1959)Bengali actor-manager, often considered the first modernist director in India. His breakthrough came when he produced two plays titled Sita (1923–4) on the heroine of the epic Ramayana. ...
Sombhu Mitra

Sombhu Mitra  

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(1915–97)Bengali actor and director. Mitra joined the leftist Indian People's Theatre Association and co-directed the harbinger of the new drama movement, Nabanna (New Harvest, 1944) by Bhattacharya. ...
Sunetra Gupta

Sunetra Gupta  

(1965– ),Indian novelist, born in Calcutta, educated at Princeton University and Imperial College, London. She was brought up mainly in Africa, and has spent much of her adult life in ...
Tara Arts

Tara Arts  

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Britain's first professional Asian company, set up in 1976, following the murder of an Asian youth, Gurdeep Singh Chaggar, in west London, in order to explore the experience of being ...

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