Debendranath Tagore

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Debendranath Tagore দেবেন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর
BirthplaceCalcutta, Bengal, Bengal Presidency
Religious reformer
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The youngest of 13 surviving children, Tagore, nicknamed 'Rabi', was born to a Brahmin family of Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi at Jorasanko in Kolkata.
So how exactly did this man, who was born about 8,300 kilometres away, who began writing poetry in a corner of Kolkata at eight years of age, the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore -- himself a Hindu philosopher and religious reformer -- end up on a plinth and bust in this most Dublin of all places Dublin?
(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.
In what records the earliest recovered thoughts of the later towering figures of Debendranath Tagore, Vidyasagar, and others we find a cross-fertilizing process of profoundly personal quests.
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.
Along with the medal, Tagore's favourite gold pocket watch, his wife Mrinalini Devi's gold bangle and antique Baluchari saree, his father Debendranath Tagore's gold ring, several silver utensils used by him and his family members and some articles made of ivory were also stolen.
Tagore was born on May 7, 1861, the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi.