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Travel as a Metaphor: A Short Introduction to the Travelogues on China Written in Bengali

The first half of the 20th century unleashed a trend that saw Bengali personalities venturing beyond their enclosed boundary spaces. It all began with Vivekananda’s travels to East and South-East Asia on his way to the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893 as a Hindu representative from India.1 This trend continued with Tagore’s several consecutive travels to Europe and East and South East Asia


Barnali Chanda

Visiting Research Associate

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