- Indrani Bhattacharjee / Professor/ Azim Premji University
Rabindranath Tagore experienced tremendous pain and emotional turmoil when several intimate people including his children passed away before his eyes. The existential pain accompanied by a true sense of cosmic interconnectedness encouraged the artistic Tagore to unleash his tremendous constructive resources in the form of paintings, poetry, stories and the building of a school where learning gained an altogether new meaning.
- Amman Madan/Professor/Azim Premji University
The Gandhian approach to education was one of action and not one of bookish study. This is exemplified in his keeping vocational activities, particularly the making of handicrafts, at the centre of the school curriculum in Nai Talim.
- Avijit Pathak / Professor/JNU
Nationalism is a double-edged phenomenon. It is important for a creative pedagogue to distinguish its positive features from its discontents. Here is a piece that reflects on the paradoxical nature of nationalism, and pleads for a pedagogy of love and resistance.
- Amitsen Gupta / Senior Journalist
“Marx is there to teach us about love, instinct, sensuality, beauty, emancipation, the great zone of possibilities in the human civilization, learning and unlearning, the art of liberation. In the ‘Economic and Philosophic Manuscript’, he wrote, that a man who cannot create love, cannot give love, he is an impotent being. An unobjective being.
That is why, the liberated black people sitting in a circle around a fire, have already found the most precious feeling and sensibility. The comradeship of love. And the love of comradeship.”
- Kavya Thomas/ Journalist / The New Leam
Women in their twenties and thirties are opting for vol-untary hysterectomies to ensure that their work at the agricultural field is not disturbed due to mensuration associated pain.