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Friendship

Rustom Bharucha

in Another Asia

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780195682854
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081585 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682854.003.0005
Friendship

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This chapter begins with the libretto of The White Fox, Okakura Tenshin's last creative experiment, throwing out a few questions on love and friendship. It looks at the masculinities of Rabindranath Tagore and Okakura, in their very different life practices and relationships with women and other men, teasing out a few problems leading to the elusive dynamics of masculinity. It also examines homosociality and the modalities of friendship. Finally, it examines their foreign friends and the effect of war on their relationships.

Keywords: The White Fox; Okakura Tenshin; Rabindranath Tagore; masculinity; homosociality

Chapter.  12224 words. 

Subjects: Sociology

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