Rabindranath Tagore

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Shatadeep Maitra
Although Ramkinkar Baij chose life in interior Bengal over modern cities, he is undeniably one of the pioneers of contemporary Indian art. Baij is identified as a maverick who upended the norms of sculpturing in India. Here, Sahapedia.org and DAG explore his inspirations for sculpting and painting…
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Amiya P. Sen
As with many progressive Hindus of the time, Rabindranath Tagore had some conflicting ideas about the role of women in marriage and marital life. We look at how Tagore underwent brief but visible phases of social and cultural conservatism. (Photo Source: Cherishsantosh/Wikimedia Commons) [i]   In a…
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Prof. Basu talks about the social understanding of caste as an agency and institution of social divisions in the colonial times as well as in the post-colonial state.
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Anirban Bandyopadhyay
  The caste question in West Bengal (and Bengal before 1947) is unique. It resonates with the conventional perspectives on caste in history and politics in India since the nineteenth century as much as it diverges from them. While there are many important perspectives on caste in Indian history and…
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Rajarshi Chunder
Rabindranath Tagore’s ideas about caste have received the least attention from historians. Even though Tagore’s oeuvre has been lauded mainly for its literary value, it may be said that in his writings he was definitely vocal about social and political issues, caste being one of them. Tagore…
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Rajarshi Chunder
This module explores how the institution of caste has been used to understand Indian society since the mid-19th century. The overview article is on Rabindranath Tagore's ideas and opinions about caste; allied articles focus on perceptions of caste by the literati of 19th-century Bengal and on the …
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Tridip Suhrud is a political scientist and a cultural historian, who has worked on the intellectual history of Gujarat and the Gandhian tradition. He has translated the works of Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Govardhanram Madhavaram Tripathi, Ashis Nandy, Ganesh Devy and Suresh Joshi.   In…
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Urmimala Sarkar Munsi
Alice Boner (1889–1981) a Swiss artist—surprisingly little known—spent her life in 20th-century India and received the Padma Bhushan from the President of India in 1974. Her paintings and sculptures were much appreciated throughout her lifetime and she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the…
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S. Gopalakrishnan
  In  conversation with  Prof. Ashis Nandy   S.Gopalakrishnan: How do you address Tagore’s concept of nationalism which seems contradictory to many people?   Ashis Nandy: Well, a lot of people look very internally inconsistent. To a lot of people, it will seem an inner contradiction, as if Tagore…
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