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Tagore on Education (Siksa)

Hiten Bhaya (Author)

Rabindranath felt that under the prevailing educational system, students were alienated from their roots and cultural heritage. It was meant to turn out clerks, civil servants and a few professionals. The students were concerned only with scoring good marks and securing a job. These may be needed later in life, but it was essential in the formative years to relate to their own ambience and imbibe right values. These ideas were institutionalized in Santiniketan and Sriniketan, Visva-Bharati.

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About the author

Hiten Bhaya

Hiten Bhaya, the translator, had a brilliant academic record; was the first Director of Naval Armaments, Chairman : Hindustan Steel, Director : IIM Calcutta, Adviser to Governments of Ghana, British Guyana; led delegations to China, ILO, Geneva etc. He also translated Tagor's Yogayog (Rupa, Penguing), Sabdatattwa (under print, Sage) and from English to Bangla, Uma Das Gupta's Rabindranath, a biography and daughter Rukmini's Ayodbya Cantos.

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Bibliographic information

Title Tagore on Education (Siksa)
Author Hiten Bhaya
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2012
Edition 1st.ed.
Publisher Dey's Publishing
Language: English
isbn 9788129515926
length 359p., 23cm.