Rabindranath Tagore with Mahatma Gandhi

An Immeasurable Legacy

The idea and endeavour of Visva-Bharati thrived in its first two decades, the 1920s and the 1930s.  Santiniketan became a hive of diverse communities. Rabindranath’s English biographer Edward Thompson, who had been visiting Santiniketan from 1913, wrote: Read more


Sriniketan: An Institute of Rural Reconstruction

The final experiments at Visva-Bharati took form in 1922 with the establishment of an institute of rural reconstruction named Sriniketan, abode of prosperity. Rabindranath insisted from the outset that an Indian education would be incomplete without a relationship with the village as the majority of Indians lived in the villages, and without inculcating a moral responsibility for their survival among the educated classes in India. Read more

Prof Amrit Sen

Great success: Prof Amrit Sen’s visit to Edinburgh

Professor Amrit Sen and Mr Biswanath Banerjee from Visva-Bharati visited Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee in March 2015. Mr Banerjee has recently completed a joint UGC sponsored research project on Rabindranath Tagore and Science. Mr Banerjee has submitted his doctoral dissertation on “Science, Nation and Literature: Acharya P.C. Ray and Postcoloniality”. Read more