Rabindranath Tagore’s Ideas on Women Education: A Girls’ School at Santiniketan Brahmacharyashram (1908-10)
Ph.D. Research Scholar,
Department of Philosophy & Comparative Religion,
Abstract:Rabindranath Tagore shared his enlightened ideas concerning education and experimented with them in Santiniketan. Tagore, the Poet-Educationist, was an ardent supporter of women’s education. He was one of the most pioneering reformers was Rabindranath Tagore, who, in his way, shared his enlightened thought and ideas concerning education and experimented with them in Santiniketan. From his first travel to Europe to his long-lived creative life, Tagore expressed his thoughts regarding women’s education through various forms of literature. He was involved in debates with various personalities and took an active part in the advancement of women’s education. In 1908 Tagore formally started a Girls’ School at Santiniketan Brahmacharyashram. However, after two years, in September 1910, it was shut down.
Key Words:Ashram, Brahmacharyashram, Rabindranath Tagore, Santiniketan, Vidyalaya