Aesthetics, Politics, Pedagogy and Tagore

A Transcultural Philosophy of Education

  • Ranjan Ghosh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ranjan Ghosh
    Pages 1-40
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 193-214

About this book


This book provides a radical rethinking of the prominent Indian thinker Rabindranath Tagore, exploring how his philosophy of education relates to the ideas of Western theorists such as Kant, Plato and Aristotle. Tagore's thoughts on pedagogy, university and formal education are subjected to a fascinating critique within Ghosh's transcultural framework, referencing a wide range of thinkers across varying time periods, places, and cultures, and developing a greater sensitivity to other traditions, languages, and forms of thinking and writing. The book changes the way we have so far thought about the educationist Tagore, and will be of interest to scholars and specialists of literature, Indian history, and philosophy of education. It is political, deeply philosophical and has a transcultural take on our understanding of a variety of issues relating to Tagore and to philosophy of education in general.


aesthetics education philosophy of education politics history history of educaiton culture

Authors and affiliations

  • Ranjan Ghosh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of North Bengal SiliguriIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-48025-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-48026-2
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