Universal Humanism of Tagore

Journal Title: Asian Journal Social Sciences & Humanities - Year 2015, Vol 4, Issue 2

Abstract

Tagore’s universal humanism is mainly expressed through his concept of inter-personal relationship. He has reflected comprehensively and intensely on the ontological status of man in idiosyncratic dimensions and the revelation of the meaning in relation to nature and to modes of inter-personal relationship. It is said that, the philosophy of Humanism is a product of Renaissance in Western Europe. Although the inner essence of ‘the Humanism in the East’, it is found that it puts much emphasis upon the mental existence of man expressing his mental and spiritual freedom. I shall discuss here, the universal form of Humanism as developed by Tagore, searching for man, in human existence, beyond his limitations and differences, which, in my opinion, is the fundamental object of the tradition of Humanism in the East. In this connection, Humanism, in the modern international and intercultural context, is to be taken as the total development of man, which, in the observation of Rabindra Nath Tagore (1861-1941), is the accomplishment of universality in human existence, developing the philosophy of universal humanism .In order to expound his idea of humanism corresponding to inter-personal relationship, I shall delve more on his concept of man. His views about man can be found in various writings, particularly in Sadhana (1913), Personality (1917), Creative Unity (1922) and The Religion of Man (1930).

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F. M. Hossain

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F. M. Hossain (2015). Universal Humanism of Tagore. Asian Journal Social Sciences & Humanities, 4(2), 80-86. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-142988