QuestionsCategory: Pedagogy of EnglishWhat central idea of Rabindranath Tagore’s educational philosophy was highlighted by the establishment of an educational institution at Shantiniketan?
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Rabindranath Tagore established Viswabharathi University near Santiniketan in 1921 which is now a university under the Central Government. He also composed the national anthem of India. Rabindranath Tagore was an educationist more than he was a political thinker. He focused on ‘naturalism’ for framing educational models. He believed that freedom is the basic guiding force in education for inculcating interest within a student who is inspired by nature to pursue any branch of knowledge he prefers. The establishment of Shantiniketan fulfilled the desired goal of Tagore on the educational front. Read More>>>