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ABANINDRANATH TAGORE’S “KRISHNA LILA” - Kindle eBook by Debashish Banerji


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The ‘Krishna-Lila’ series represents Abanindranath Tagore’s point of departure initiating his engagement with colonialism and modernity. In this eBook, I locate Abanindranath Tagore within the regional cultural history of Bengal, the larger cultural context of the Bengal Renaissance and the local history of the Jorasanko Tagores of Kolkata. The trope of the Krishna Lila as a historical carrier of revolutionary ideas is traced in its semantic transformations through these situated histories leading to its artistic manifestation in the work of Abanindranath as the locus of communitarian messages resistant to modernity and constitutive of an alternate intercultural national space.



Debashsish Banerji completed his undergraduate studies in English Literature from the University of Bombay. He served as a cultural correspondent with some of the leading English language newspapers in India. He completed a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Louisville, Kentucky and a Ph.D. in Indian Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles. From 1991 – 2005 Debashish served as president of the East-West Cultural Center in Los Angeles founded by Dr. Judith Tyberg. Debashish is part of the adjunct faculty of Pasedena City College teaching Art History. Presently, he is Educational Coordinator at the distance-learning graduate level University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles and is Director of the International Center for Integral Studies in New Delhi



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