Tagore’s Nationalism: A Critical Assessment

Vol-6 | No-01 | January-2021 | Published Online: 17 January 2021    PDF ( 477 KB )
DOI: https://doi.org/10.31305/rrijm.2021.v06.i01.010
Author(s)
Torab Ali 1

1M. Phil Research Scholar, Dept. of Philosophy, Jadavpur University

Abstract

Tagore an artist, author, craftsman was not a savant in the exacting feeling of giving reliable digressive talk through his works, aside from his talks on Nationalism. Tagore in his „Nationalism‟ briefly puts nationalism as the shortening of basic liberties and subsequently being contradictory to moral all inclusiveness. Tagore‟s enemy of absolutist and against statist stand is predicated principally on his vision of worldwide harmony and accord; a universe of various people groups and societies joined by friendship and humankind. While this stupendous vision of a state-of-the-art existence is excellent, it is, all things considered, built on misconception and misreading of history and of the part of the country state in the West since its ascent at some point during the late middle age and early current occasions. Tagore sees state as a fake component, for sure a machine that flourishes with pressure, strife, and dread by sabotaging individuals opportunity and culture. His perspectives on „Nationalism‟ are along these lines not shut however dispossessed by what has now come to be called his philosophical cosmopolitanism. This paper will endeavor a clarification of the abandonment of nationalism by cosmopolitanism present in Tagore and accordingly a superior comprehension of his perspectives.

Keywords
Nation, Nationalism, Cosmopolitan, Cosmopolitanism, Humanism
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