The Philosophy Of Education: Rabindranath Tagore As A Humanist

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Among the contemporary Indian philosophers of education, Rabindranath Tagore is one who may be called a humanist in the strict sense of the term. Rabindranath Tagore, the versatile genius of Indian soil was born in a family of Brahmosomajist in culcutta on May 8, 1861. He was the youngest son of his father Maharshi Devendranath Tagore. From his childhood, he was imbibed with the spirit of universal culture and cosmic life of the world. He was born in beauty, lived in beauty. This developed in him an aesthetic sense and love to nature. Rabindranath Tagore was a multitudinous creative personality. He was a painter, a play- writer, a story writer, a genius in the art of the stage, an inspirer and active worker in the freedom struggle of his country, a social reformer, in short a person of many qualities and skills. Rabindranath Tagore is one who may be called a humanist. From his childhood, he was imbibed with a spirit of universal culture. He was born in beauty, lived in beauty. This developed in him an aesthetic sense and love for nature. Rabindranath Tagore was influenced by ancient thought of the Upanishads and Vedanta. He also came under the influence of Vaisnavism and the teachers of the Bhakti – Marga. The entire system of philosophy of Tagore was based on the development of human life. He said, “There is only one history, the history of man”. Tagore was an individualist. He had more faith in individual than in any Institution. He laid stress on right and freedom of

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