Editor's Introduction

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Abstract

My objective in this introduction is two-fold: first, to outline Tagore’s journey as an educator, and second, to explain the aims, scope and structure of the book. In the first part, I will address Tagore’s educational ideas, how and when he embarked on his pedagogical mission and how, in the course of his journey, his vision developed from a nationalist stance to one of constructive globalism or cosmopolitanism. I will also briefly explain the major drawbacks of the colonial school system that existed when Tagore established his centre of education. In the second part, I will focus on the book’s content and structure and discuss the relevance and significance of the ideas presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRabindranath Tagore's Journey as an Educator
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Perspectives on His Poetics and Praxis
EditorsMohammad Quayum
Place of PublicationOxon, UK
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis
Pages1-30
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-15776-2
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-69500-2, 978-0-367-74428-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Rabindranath Tagore
  • Educational vision
  • Educational experiments
  • Nationalism
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Hindu philosophy

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