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Tagore's Views on Education
« on: January 08, 2019, 11:36:51 AM »
The topic is created to share Rabindranath Tagore's views on education, particularly female education, as expressed in his non fictional works, i.e. letters and essays.

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Re: Tagore's Views on Education
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 11:38:53 AM »
Before opening the female school in Shantiniketan in 1908, Tagore preferred home-schooling for women; after the school was established and girl students started to get admitted, Tagore became more liberal in this regard. Gradually, in 1921 Visva-Bharati was established and co-education was offered. Still he believed in gender-based knowledge for women at school-level. Also, he had famously shown scant reverence to academically or formally educated women in his family and society.

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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 11:41:38 AM »
Rukmini Devi Arundale opined that, “In the home, he elevated Indian woman for whom he had great regard …he had far greater admiration for the unsophisticated and uneducated woman than for the modern girls”.

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2019, 03:11:55 PM »
In “Educational Ideas for the Modern Indian Girl”, Ruquaiya Sakhawat Hussain (1880-1932) wrote, “The state of the education of women in India has for long centuries been deplorable.  It is essential to know what Ruquaiya thought as she was contemporary to Tagore

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 03:13:40 PM »
The state of female education of that time can also be known from Sufia Kamal (1911-1999)’s  memoir where she wrote At that time to write Bengali was an offense on part of Muslim women from respectable families. Among the women who broke the taboo and cultivated Bengali literature bravely, the name of Begum Ruquaiya comes first.

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Re: Tagore's Views on Education
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2019, 11:42:09 AM »
Love reading these posts.
Like Rabindranath did Begum Ruquaiya started teaching female students on any premise?

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Re: Tagore's Views on Education
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2019, 12:01:24 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2019, 11:36:22 AM »
Thanks for sharing
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2019, 10:01:41 PM »
Thanks for sharing  :).