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A History Of Sriniketan: Rabindranath Tagore's Pioneering Work In Rural Reconstruction

A History Of Sriniketan: Rabindranath Tagore's Pioneering Work In Rural Reconstruction

  • Author: Uma Das Gupta
  • Publisher: Niyogi Books
  • ISBN: 9789391125448
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The idea of doing something to redeem the neglected village came to Rabindranath Tagore when he first went to live in his family’s agricultural estates in East Bengal during the 1890s. As manager of those estates, he got his first exposure to the countryside and its stark miseries. The experience played a seminal role in turning him into a man of action.

The present book, A History of Sriniketan, explores Tagore’s attempt to inspire the deprived sections of rural society to self reliance and to make them economically independent by setting up a center for rural reconstruction called Sriniketan as a wing of his Visva-Bharati International University at Santiniketan in 1922.

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