*** This is a new, never read book. It has a few blemishes such as a crease or edge-wear on the cover, but it is still crisp and new on the inside and it makes for a great reading copy. ***
A nation, according to Rabindranath Tagore,is that aspect which a whole population assumes when organised for a mechanical purpose. In the early days it had its seperate place in society, restricted to professionals. But, trading upon the greed and fear of man, it now occupies the position of a ruling force in society. Rabindranath Tagore's main argument in this perspicacious book is that nationalism is an invention of the West and a relatively new concept in the East. To substantiate his argument, Tagore the intellectual examines the impact and effect of nationalism on India and Japan; while Tagore the poet provides a sharp but beautifully lyrical ending.