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Sociopolitical Thought of Rabindranath Tagore

Sociopolitical Thought of Rabindranath Tagore

November 2020 | 400 pages | SAGE India
Rabindranath Tagore, an icon of humanism and universalism who always privileged India’s argumentative traditions, remains a source of inspiration for humanity. However, Tagore’s social and political ideas appear to have received inadequate attention presumably because of the hegemonic influence of derivative Western ideas and thoughts. This is where Tagore stands out, not only as a poet but also a visionary who charted a course of action in tune with human betterment, cutting across all kinds of man-made barriers and customary restrictive social, economic and political practices. 

Socio-political Thought of Rabindranath Tagore presents a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the socio-political, socio-economic and ideological preference of Tagore, with emphasis on nationalistic, inclusive and gender development ideas. It shows that Tagore’s socio-political ideas continue to remain relevant not merely as a package for intellectual rejuvenation but also as a meaningful device for socio-economic transformation for the world.
Tagore’s Mental Universe
Tagore’s Idea of Nationalism
Tagore on Socio-economic Reconstruction
Tagore’s Understanding of Gender Issues
Tagore’s Approach to Education
Tagore’s Comprehension of Universal Humanism

“What makes the book noteworthy is the logicality, lucidity of the language and its wholesome approach. Engaging and informative, the book is an essential read.”

Borderless Journal, 14 March 2021

Bidyut Chakrabarty

Bidyut Chakrabarty is Vice-Chancellor of Visva-Bharati, West Bengal. He was a professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, until November 2018. He completed his PhD from London School of Economics and has been associated with teaching and research for more than three decades. He has taught in several prestigious educational institutions, such as the London School of Economics; Indian Institute of Management Calcutta; Monash University, Australia; National University of Singapore; and Hamburg University, Germany. He has authored several textbooks and academic books. Among his publications are Public... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789353884987