American Cosmopolitanism: Rabindranath Tagore and His Impact on American Readers in the Early Twentieth Century

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When the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore became the first non-Western author to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913, Americans paid attention. Wildly popular in the US, Tagore found readers from the plains of Texas to the Upper East Side. Drawing on archival collections in the US and in India, Kern reconstructs a lost chapter from our national cultural history. Americans found in Tagore, a source for thinking through pressing questions of the day, from gender roles to race relations.

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Print Culture Social and Cultural

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