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1) Why did Rabindranath Tagore return his knighthood in 1919 and how did the British react to this? Is there any correlation between this incident with present trend of prominent writers returning awards in India in response to rising tide of intolerance and government’s role in it. Critically examine.

Topic: Communalism; Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 

1) Why did Rabindranath Tagore return his knighthood in 1919 and how did the British react to this? Is there any correlation between this incident with present trend of prominent writers returning awards in India in response to rising tide of intolerance and government’s role in it. Critically examine. (150 Words)

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