Rabindranath Tagore: A Nationalist And An Unconventional Political Thinker

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PAPER 5: INDIAN POLITICAL THOUGHT
RABINDRANATH TAGORE : A nationalist and an unconventional political thinker
Name: Ester Makasare
Roll. No.: 3336

INTRODUCTION

Political philosophy revolves around the study of fundamental questions about the state, government, politics, liberty, justice and the enforcement of a legal code by authority. It is ethics applied to a group of people, and discusses how a society should be set up and how one should act within a society.
“While political science focuses on existing or possible theories and practices of social, political matters, political philosophy focuses on the normative aspects of political theories and practices.”1
Western political philosophy considers man as the core of the development, whereas indian philosophy gives importance to society, community based development. Indian political thinkers have followed this trend, and it is visible in every concept that they have brought forth. Rabindranath tagore was one unconventional political thinker, that india was blessed to have.

RABINDRANATH TAGORE

“Rabindranath tagore was born in Calcutta, India into a wealthy Brahmin family. After a brief stay in England (1878) to attempt to study law, he returned to India, and instead pursued a career as a writer, playwright, songwriter, poet, philosopher and educator”2
His philosophy and writings were extremely important elements in the renaissance of bengal and india at large in the early twentieth century and shaped the bengali

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