The Home and the World Read-Along

Cirtnecce from Mockingbirds, Looking Glasses and Prejudices is hosting a read-along this August of The Home and the World, a novel that explores early 20th century India and the contrast between new ideas and old, a clash between tradition and progress. For this work, the author, Rabindranath Tagore, became the first Non-European Nobel Prize winner.  Not to mention it’s the 100th anniversary since the novel’s publication date in 1916, so what better time to read it!

I know so little about Indian history that I’m very excited to be adding to my small fount of knowledge.  Cirtnecce, with her vast knowledge of her country, will be guiding us through, not only the book, but the peripheral issues such as the political background of the time and the role of women in society.

It’s going to be an excellent read-along …. I can already tell.  So please join us beginning August 1st!

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  1. Thank you for spreading the word! You are my one man cheering army! I will get the first post on Indian History up by this weekend! Hope you will enjoy the novel! 😀

  2. You're welcome! I read a couple of pages of it last night and loved it! I also read part of the introduction (which I normally don't do, but with the lack of any knowledge of your country, I thought it might help), and boy, Tagore sounds wonderfully sensible and morally admirable, but rather misunderstood. I'm glad he stuck to his principles but he seemed to certainly be disparaged for it. I can't wait to get deeper into this read!

  3. I can't wait for you to read it and join in on the conversation! I finished today and have so many questions. I just posted a comment on your Goodreads update too. I'm so glad that you're joining us! 🙂

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