Tagore in historical perspective

How much of Tagore’s views on education, poetry , art and existence shaped by a reactionary attitude towards colonialism? We didn’t read much about Tagore’s opinions on nationalism and British colonialism, but much has been written on his and Gandhi’s differing opinions on these subjects. If Tagore were alive today, and writing in a modern India, do you think he would still harbor these same sentiments?

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  1. It does seem possible that his opinions are heavily influenced by colonialism, but I do feel like many of our educational systems do exhibit the problems he outlines. Western educational structures are more prevalent than they were in the 1920’s, so I think his opinions would not be changed much now.

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