Rabindranath Tagore: An Illustrated Life

By: Uma Das Gupta

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Poet, novelist, short story writer, playwright, musician, and painter, Rabindranath Tagore was one of the foremost creative minds of India. This illustrated biography covers all the important phases of his life from his childhood years, to growing up in the Tagore household, to a perceptive account of the forces that moulded his later thought. With an insightful exploration of the genesis of Tagore the creative artist and critical thinker, this book provides us the key to understanding the complex inner workings of the mind of the savant-the quintessential Renaissance man. With a unique personal touch, this biography explores Tagore's views and writings on the historical and political issues of the age, especially his thoughts and ideas on Indian history, nationalism and internationalism, religion, humanism, self-esteem, as well as his experiments in education reforms in the form of Santiniketan and Visva-Bharti, and rural reconstruction through Sriniketan. The sixty accompanying illustrations complement the narrative. Salient Features Uma Das Gupta is a renowned Tagore scholar 60 illustrations complement the text About the Author Uma Das Gupta was formerly Research Professor, Social Sciences Division, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Table of Contents Introduction Family and 'Servocracy' Brothers at Work: Schooling and Home Education Becoming a Poet and a Writer Marriage, his Acquaintance with Death, his Family Becoming a Humanist: Ebar Phirao Morey The Santiniketan School: A New and Alternative Education From School to an International University: Visva-Bharati Sriniketan: An Experiment in Rural Reconstruction at Visva-Bharati Rabindranath's Nationalism: How was it Different from Gandhi's? 'I am Restless': Rabindranath, an Indefatigable Traveller Rabindranath as Painter Rabindranath's Legacy Bibliography Printed Pages: 204.

Title: Rabindranath Tagore: An Illustrated Life

Author Name: Uma Das Gupta

Categories: Biographies, India, History, Culture, and Politics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2013

ISBN: 0198076002

ISBN 13: 9780198076001

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Size: 14 x 22 Cm

Seller ID: 037452

Keywords: Rabindranath Tagore India