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Sociopolitical Thought of Rabindranath Tagore
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Sociopolitical Thought of Rabindranath Tagore



January 2021 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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.
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
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
 
Conclusion
 
Bibliography
 
Index

“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

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