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    Indrani Bhattacharjee

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    Indrani Bhattacharjee teaches philosophy at Azim Premji University, Bangalore. She is engaged in writing a book on the philosophical views of Rabindranath Tagore, circa 1908-1916.

    Rabindranath Tagore on the Import of Our Encounters with Art

    Here is an extremely engaging and thought provoking piece on the poet’s reflections on art and the unfolding of inner potential.

    Tagore on the Human Being as an Artist: Some Implications for Education

    Tagore’s views on human nature and the creed of universal humanism are fruits of his years as an institution-builder, curriculum-maker and pedagogue.

    Exploring Tagore’s Love, Longing and Humanity

    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.

    Indrani Bhattacharjee

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    Indrani Bhattacharjee teaches philosophy at Azim Premji University, Bangalore. She is engaged in writing a book on the philosophical views of Rabindranath Tagore, circa 1908-1916.

    OPINION

    Donald Trump’s Supporters and Our Farmer

    At a time when Donald Trump’s supporters are attacking the foundations of democracy, our farmers are arousing hope, and teaching us the art of nonviolent resistance to remind the rulers of the discontents of potential authoritarianism.

    JNU: A Wounded Space

    On this fateful day last year, JNU witnessed an organized attack on students and teachers inside the campus premises. Even after a year, the question remains : can the spirit of the university be restored?

    2021: Can We Say ‘No’ to the Cult of Narcissism? 

    From the traumatic pain of psychic bewilderment to the light of resistance—we passed through diverse experiences in 2020. As we welcome 2021, is it possible to nurture the spirit of love and justice?

    Karl Marx: Our Lost Conscience

    EDITORIAL / Karl Marx was born on May 5,1818. On his birth anniversary The New Leam pays homage to one of the most illuminating minds of modern times.

    Excerpt| ‘Liberty’ as a Powerful Instrument of Domination

    As an amazing thinker, Herbert Marcuse-like Adorno and Horkheimer-contributed to the development of critical theory. Here is an excerpt from Marcuse's path-breaking text One-Dimensonal Man.