Debendranath Tagore

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Debendranath Tagore দেবেন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর
BirthplaceCalcutta, Bengal, Bengal Presidency
Religious reformer

Tagore, Debendranath


Born May 15, 1817, in Calcutta; died there Jan. 19, 1905. Prominent figure in the early, prebour-geois stage of India’s national movement. Son of the large landowner Dvarkanath Tagore.

An educator and an associate of Rammohun Roy, Tagore, after the 1840’s, became one of the leaders of Brahmo Samaj, a reformative and instructional religious society. He advocated a return to the religious-philosophical and ethical principles of the Vedas, to which he gave a highly individual interpretation. He also sought to rid Hinduism of later distortions. According to Tagore, the path to India’s spiritual rebirth lay in the reformation of Hinduism and the dissemination of education.

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Shantiniketan: The transformation of a nameless village to a university town was started by Maharishi Debendranath Tagore, father of Rabindranath Tagore, within a year of the poets birth.
Debendranath Tagore decided to call this place Shantiniketan after the serenity it brought to his soul.
1) Debendranath Tagore, Rabindranath's reformist father, worried about how women and girls from his family and others similarly placed were to be presented in public.
5) The Brahmo Samaj was established in 1843 by Debendranath Tagore and emerged out of Rammohun Roy's Brahmo Sabha (1830); deeply influenced by Unitarianism, it was committed to rational worship as the basis of religion, social reform, and active work among the poor.
The fourteenth child of Maharshi Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi, Tagore was born on May 7, 1861, at Jorasanko, Kolkata.
It captures the early thoughts of the "small group of earnest young men" first convened by Debendranath Tagore after the death of Rammohan Roy, who went on to play a defining role in the shaping of neo-Vedanta and the Bengal Renaissance (p.
Tagore was born on May 7, 1861, the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi.