Rabindranath Tagore: An Illustrated Life

Paperback | March 11, 2013

byUma Das Gupta

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Poet, novelist, short story writer, playwright, musician, and painter, Rabindranath Tagore was one of the foremost creative minds of India. This illustrated biography covers all the important phases of his life from his childhood years, to growing up in the Tagore household, to a perceptiveaccount of the forces that moulded his later thought. With an insightful exploration of the genesis of Tagore the creative artist and critical thinker, this book provides us the key to understanding the complex inner workings of the mind of the savant-the quintessential Renaissance man. With a unique personal touch, this biography explores Tagore's views and writings on the historical and political issues of the age, especially his thoughts and ideas on Indian history, nationalism and internationalism, religion, humanism, self-esteem, as well as his experiments in education reformsin the form of Santiniketan and Visva-Bharti, and rural reconstruction through Sriniketan. The sixty accompanying illustrations complement the narrative.

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Poet, novelist, short story writer, playwright, musician, and painter, Rabindranath Tagore was one of the foremost creative minds of India. This illustrated biography covers all the important phases of his life from his childhood years, to growing up in the Tagore household, to a perceptiveaccount of the forces that moulded his later t...

Uma Das Gupta was formerly Research Professor in the Social Sciences Division at the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:4 pagesPublished:March 11, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198076002

ISBN - 13:9780198076001

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Table of Contents

IntroductionFamily and "Servocracy"Brothers at Work: Schooling and Home EducationBecoming a Poet and a WriterMarriage, his Acquaintance with Death, his FamilyBecoming a Humanist: Ebar Phirao MoreyThe Santiniketan School: A New and Alternative EducationFrom School to an International University: Visva-BharatiSriniketan: An Experiment in Rural Reconstruction at Visva-BharatiRabindranath's Nationalism: How was it Different from Gandhi's?"I am Restless": Rabindranath, an Indefatigable TravellerRabindranath as PainterRabindranath's LegacyBibliography