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Title: Rabindranath’s idea of alienation : interpretation of raktakarabi
Other Titles: SOCIAL TRENDS, Vol.4, 31 March 2017, p 26-42
Authors: Ghosh, Sayantan
Keywords: Alienation
Issue Date: 31-Mar-2017
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Description: Pen of the social thinker Rabindranath Tagore reflects the pain of human beings in any social order that is exploitative and alienating, be it industrial capitalism or traditional religious order. He was in favour of cooperation - cooperation in production, cooperation in consumption and cooperation in celebration. He advocated reaching the state of “Ananda”/happiness – creative happiness and collective happiness. He criticised any social order that alienates man from the product he produces, from other human beings and from his own creative self. He emphasised on the role of senses in alienation. This paper would try to outline Tagore’s idea of alienation and the process of liberation of an alienated self to humane self. This concept is reflected in many of his writings but this paper would particularly focus on Raktakarabi. Regarding the idea of alienation, there are certain similarities between Tagore and Marx but there also exists significant uniqueness in Rabindrik philosophy.
ISSN: 2348-6538
Appears in Collections:Vol. 04 (March 2017)

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