Top: Study Class in Santiniketan. Below: Foundation of Visva-Bharati University. Image credits: Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Rabindranath Tagore’s Educational Ideas and Experiments

Rabindranath Tagore founded several schools and a university at Santiniketan, West-Bengal, and was one of the most progressive educators of his time. He envisioned a holistic education that was deeply rooted in one’s culture and surroundings but also connected to the wider world. Tagore was a pioneer in education for intercultural understanding and peace, for respect and intimacy with nature, for rural reconstruction and social engagement and for artistic abilities and creativity. Read more