Category Archives: Tagore and rural culture

“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.” – Rabindranath Tagore 1926 quoted in Rabindranath Tagore: A Biography by Uma Das Gupta (Oxford University Press, New Delhi 2004)
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“Gurudev Tagore’s approach to education, the ambience of the gurukul system, lack of rigidity in the curriculum, and the emphasis on holistic education made me realize the possibility of there being a lot of room for improvement in the prevailing system of education Santhal children were subjected to.”
Infusing the Santhali Element in Schooling by Rina Mukherji
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“At Santiniketan, art was to be an integral part of an all-rounded education.” – Partha Mitter in The triumph of modernism: India’s artists and the avant-garde, 1922-1947
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“The worldview of Tagore is seeing the unity of reason and religion, spirit and matter and letting them dance together. This is the big vision where science complements spirituality, art complements ecology and freedom complements equality.” – Satish Kumar in “The Wisdom of Tagore” (Resurgence, Issue 266 May/June 2011)
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“Tagore—poet, internationalist, humanist[a]dvocated the importance of sowing the seed of humanism as early as possible, and fostering the individual’s enjoyment of education as well as their courage to challenge conventions.” – Rabindranath Tagore: adventure of ideas and innovative practices in education by Prof. Kumkum Bhattacharya (Springer, 2014)
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Tip | “How to address misconceptions on tribal customs and culture in the classroom?” – Ideas and practices worth sharing among peers and students

There’s much to learn from the positive contributions made by tribal communities on a daily basis. To start with, let’s learn from insiders and others who have dedicated their lives to ensuring that a precious heritage will continue to make … Continue reading

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“A celebration of variety” in contrast with conservatism and separatism: Tagore’s pioneer work for rural education – Nobel Prize awardee Amartya Sen

Tagore and His Indiaby Amartya Sen, nobelprize.org (with permission from The New York Review, first published 28 August 2001) Voice of Bengal Rabindranath Tagore, who died in 1941 at the age of eighty, is a towering figure in the millennium-old literature of Bengal. … Continue reading

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Santali translations of Rabindranath Tagore’s “Vidyasagar-Charit” and “Raktakarabi” – Asiatic Socity & Sahitya Akademi

Release of Rabindranath Tagore’s Vidyasagar-Charit into Santali at the Kolkata Book Fair: 2nd February 2020 (Stall no. F-15) The Santali translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Raktakarabi by Dr. Boro Baski was published by the Sahitya Akademi (www.sahitya-akademi.gov.in) in 2016. Free copies … Continue reading

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Slideshow | A cause for celebration: The “Village Gold” bio-product shop supported by the Bose Institute’s ST-Bio-Technology Programme – West Bengal

The inauguration of our “Village Gold” bio-product shop took place on 6th February, 2016 in the presence of several dignitaries including Mr. Olaf Iversen (Consul General, Federal Republic of Germany, Kolkata), Mr. Suban Roy Chowdhury and Prof. Gautam Chakraborty (Bose Institute, … Continue reading

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Adivasi Adivimb: “Celebrating the rich cultural heritage of tribal art forms: Adivasi, Arunachala Pradesh, Assam Adivimb festival (December) organized by the National School of Drama” – Odisha, Arunachala Pradesh, Assam & Tripura

The objective of the scheme is to make special efforts to encourage folk and tribal arts and to frame special programmes for the preservation and strengthening of the vanishing art forms. Through this scheme, the root of the Indian culture … Continue reading

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