Tagore and Education

Gazing Beyond the Colonial Cage


An attempt is made here to capture some aspects of Tagore’s philosophy of education including those bearing on education in colonial India of his time. The outlooks he expounded on, led the educated classes of British India of his time to think and act outside the shackles of colonialism. Tagore’s educational philosophy and practice is outlined by delineating its liberating influence in the evolution of educational thought in colonial India at that time (1861–1941).


Educational Philosophy Learning Space Indian Education Educational Thought Colonial Master 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Integrated Studies in EducationMcGill UniversityCanada
  2. 2.Department of EducationConcordia UniversityCanada
  3. 3.Institut de Recherche de Hydro-QuébecCanada

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