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Author: Uma Das Gupta
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780198076001
Poet, novelist, short story writer, playwright, musician, and painter, and founder of a new education at Santiniketan and Sriniketan, Rabindranath Tagore was one of the India’s foremost creative minds. This biography covers all the important phases of Rabindranath’s life from his childhood years in the Tagore household to becoming a poet and writer. It provides a perceptive account of the forces that molded his life’s thought and action.
Exploring Rabindranath’s views and writings on the historical and political issues of the age especially his thoughts and ideas on India’s history, nationalism and internationalism, religion, humanism, the nation’s self-esteem, as well as his experiments in education and rural reconstruction at Santiniketan, Sriniketan, and Visva-Bharati, Uma Das Gupta’s lucid narrative offers the key to understanding the quintessential renaissance man.
Profusely illustrated with rare photographs, this biography is an insightful journey of the genesis of Tagore as a creative personality, activist, critical thinker, and will appeal to readers across generations.
Family and 'Servocracy'
Brothers at Work: Schooling and Home Education
Becoming a Poet and a Writer
Marriage, his Acquaintance with Death, his Family
Becoming a Humanist: Ebar Phirao Morey
The Santiniketan School: A New and Alternative Education
From School to an International University: Visva-Bharati
Sriniketan: An Experiment in Rural Reconstruction at Visva-Bharati
Rabindranath's Nationalism: How was it Different from Gandhi's?
'I am Restless': Rabindranath, an Indefatigable Traveller
Rabindranath as Painter
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