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The Coming Age: Collected English Writings (Paperback)

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C. Subramania Bharati (1882-1921) was one of the builders of modern India. An early nationalist thinker from South India, Bharati's literary genius ignited a Renaissance in the literature of his native language, Tamil. He is known as the Mahakavi (supreme poet) of the Tamils. Bharati can lay the claim to being one of India's foremost egalitarian writers, arguing for the supremacy of women and the irrelevance of caste. The popularity of his songs during the freedom movement, long after his death, led to the government of India 'giving' the copyright of his works to the people of India as a gift.

The book is a collection of the entirety of Bharati's own, original writings in English, edited and annotated with an introduction. It includes a variety of short essays and poems, journalistic pieces and historical essays—offering uniquely Indian perspectives on local, national, and international events of the day—to intensely personal journal entries exploring his fear of death, and his fascination with personal mastery of the mind and self.

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C. Subramania Bharati (1882-1921) was one of the builders of modern India. An early nationalist thinker from South India, Bharati's literary genius ignited a Renaissance in the literature of his native language, Tamil. He is known as the Mahakavi (supreme poet) of the Tamils. Bharati can lay the claim to being one of India's foremost egalitarian writers, arguing for the supremacy of women and the irrelevance of caste.

Mira T. Sundara Rajan is a Visiting Professor at UC Davis Law School, California. She holds a doctorate in Intellectual Property Law from Oxford University and has published several works in the area of copyright and intellectual property law. She is the great-granddaughter of C. Subramania Bharati.
 
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143453406
ISBN-10: 0143453408
Publisher: India Penguin Modern Classics
Publication Date: August 1st, 2021
Pages: 224
Language: English