Education for Fullness: A Study of the Educational Thought and Experiment of Rabindranath Tagore, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Education for Fullness

A Study of the Educational Thought and Experiment of Rabindranath Tagore, 2nd Edition

By H. B. Mukherjee

Routledge India

538 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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Description

This volume is the first comprehensive exploration Rabindranath Tagore’s works on education and pedagogy. It presents a valuable account of the creation of Santiniketan and Visva-Bharati, Tagore’s vision of social regeneration, and his rejection of the colonial scheme; while reflecting on significant events of his life and his ideas.

The book evaluates Tagore’s unique contribution to education and discusses his views on fundamental issues such as—aim, method, discipline, and medium. It reinforces the relevance of his experiments and activities in the field of education for readers today. Drawing from various sources, the book also offers bibliographical information on Tagore’s writing on education.

This new edition with a new Introduction and Foreword will be of immense value to educationists, teachers, policymakers, and those interested in modern Indian history and the philosophy of education.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition by Kathleen M. O’Connell. Foreword by Humayun Kabir. Preface. Introduction: The Art of Learning by Stephen DeGiulio Part I: The Pre-Santiniketan Period 1861–1901 1 The Background 2 Early Years and Education 1861–1880 3 Socio-Political Consciousness 4 Educational Writings 1892–1898 Part II: The Santiniketan Period 1901–1918 5 Nationalism and Emergent Internationalism 6 Educational Writings 1904–1918 7 Santiniketan 1901–1918 Part III: The Visva-Bharati Period 1918–1941 8 The Religion of Man 9 Educational Writings 1918–1941 10 Educational Writings 1918–1941 (cont.) 11 Visva-Bharati 1918–1941 12 Sequel 1941–1959 Part IV: Review and Estimate 13 Aims of Education 14 Education and Life 15 Education and Nature 16 Education and Society 17 Education and Internationalism 18 Curriculum and Method 19 Conclusion Bibliography

About the Author

H. B. Mukherjee was born in 1913 and had his early education in Kolkata, West Bengal. He received his M.A. degree in English Literature from University of Allahabad in 1934 and graduated in Education from Calcutta University in 1941. He was awarded the D. Phil. degree by University of Allahabad for his extensive research work, ‘Tagore’s Contribution to Education’ conducted for nearly two decades. The present work is an updated and abridged version of his Ph.D. thesis.

Dr Mukherjee taught English Literature as Senior Lecturer at Varanasi and Allahabad from 1941 to 1948. Between 1948 and 1961, he was Senior Lecturer in Education at D. S. Teachers’ College, Aligarh. In 1961, he joined Vinaya-Bhavana, the Department of Education at Visva-Bharati; he also taught undergraduate and postgraduate classes in the English Department. Dr Mukherjee has written extensively on educational and literary subjects in leading English and Bengali journals and participated in a number of educational conferences and seminars on English teachings.

After retiring from Visva-Bharati in 1975, he was awarded UGC Professorship to work on a comprehensive history of Visva-Bharati. With his death in 1981, that work remained unfinished.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU012000
EDUCATION / Experimental Methods
EDU016000
EDUCATION / History
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HISTORY / General
HIS017000
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
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LITERARY COLLECTIONS / General
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SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies