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Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside Nationalism:
Look inside the book:
Take it in whatever spirit you like, here is India, of about fifty centuries at least, who tried to live peacefully and think deeply, the India devoid of all politics, the India of no nations, whose one ambition has been to know this world as of soul, to live here every moment of her life in the meek spirit of adoration, in the glad consciousness of an eternal and personal relationship with it. ...The governors need not know our language, need not come into personal touch with us except as officials; they can aid or hinder our aspirations from a disdainful distance, they can lead us on a certain path of policy and then pull us back again with the manipulation of office red tape; the newspapers of England, in whose columns London street accidents are recorded with some decency of pathos, need but take the scantiest notice of calamities which happen in India over areas of land sometimes larger than the British Isles. ...If you want me to take to butchering human beings, you must break up that wholeness of my humanity through some discipline which makes my will dead, my thoughts numb, my movements automatic, and then from the dissolution of the complex personal man will come out that abstraction, that destructive force, which has no relation to human truth, and therefore can be easily brutal or mechanical.
About Rabindranath Tagore, the Author:
The last two days a storm has been raging, similar to the description in my song—Jhauro jhauro borishe baridhara ... amidst it a hapless, homeless man drenched from top to toe standing on the roof of his steamer ... the last two days I have been singing this song over and over ... as a result the pelting sound of the intense rain, the wail of the wind, the sound of the heaving Gorai River, have assumed a fresh life and found a new language and I have felt like a major actor in this new musical drama unfolding before me. ...17 He stayed for several months at a house that the Tagore family owned near Brighton and Hove, in Medina Villas; in 1877 his nephew and niece—Suren and Indira Devi, the children of Tagore's brother Satyendranath—were sent together with their mother, Tagore's sister-in-law, to live with him.