The Poet's School: A History of Patha-Bhavana and Siksha-Satra

Ghosh, Swati and Sircar, Ashok (2022) The Poet's School: A History of Patha-Bhavana and Siksha-Satra. Jadavpur University Press, Kolkata. ISBN 978-9383660810

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In this book, the authors trace the institutional history of the Patha-Bhavana and the Siksha-Satra, two schools founded by Rabindranath Tagore which would grow into the famed Visva-Bharati, or the ‘world school’. Weaving together narrative threads connecting personalities from across the world who gathered at the Santiniketan ashram, the book maps the growth of these educational institutions against the backdrop of Tagore’s evolving philosophy of education. Translated from the original Bengali, The Poet’s School charts the growth of the poet’s vision of an alternative educational system that challenged the social mores of a society under colonial rule. It captures the history of a unique experiment in education geared towards a life of free-thinking, social service, creativity, and self-sufficiency for its students.

Item Type: Book
Authors: Ghosh, Swati and Sircar, Ashok
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Bengal, Education, History of Santiniketan, Jadavpur University Press, Rabindranath Tagore, Santiniketan, Siksha Satra, translation
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > Research Centre > Centre for Local Democracy
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