“Our moment calls for a bolder reimagination, based not on the constrained, degraded conditions around us but on a more expansive view of history and reality, considering as possible baselines both realities of the past and audacious visions of the future.” – Alexandra Kleeman in “Bolder Reimagining”: 55 Voices for Democracy (video 6:33)
“It is not the distinctive quality of man to be a mere repetition of his ancestors. Animals cling to the nests of their effete habits; man expresses himself age after age in new creations.”– Rabindranath Tagore in 19311
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Listen to Tagore: Unlocking Cages: Sunil Khilnani tells the story of the Bengali writer and thinker Rabindranath Tagore: https://bbc.in/1KVh4Cf >>
The acclaimed BBC 4 podcast series titled Incarnations: India in 50 Lives has also been published in book form (Allen Lane).
“I was moved by how many of these lives pose challenges to the Indian present,” he writes, “and remind us of future possibilities that are in danger of being closed off.”2
“True happiness is not at all expensive. It depends upon that natural spring of beauty and of life, harmony of relationship. Ambition pursues its own path of self-seeking by breaking this bond of harmony, digging gaps, creating dissension. Selfish ambition feels no hesitation in trampling under foot the whole harvest field, which is for all, in order to snatch away in haste that portion which it craves. Being wasteful it remains disruptive of social life and the greatest enemy of civilization.” | Read the full lecture >>
Source: Rabindranath Tagore in “Robbery of the soil” (Calcutta University, 1922), posted by Tony Mitra on a blog “Exploring citizens duty on food security, environmental sustainability, covid and freedom issues” (27 September 2015)
Date visited: 12 January 2021
Worldcat lists compiled by Ludwig Pesch
Als klassisches Vorlesebuch konzipiert, lädt diese Geschichtensammlung Eltern und Großeltern dazu ein, sich gemeinsam mit ihren Vor- und Grundschulkindern in eine uns ferne Lebenswelt entführen zulassen. Es sind Erzählungen zum gemeinsamen Erleben, zum Staunen und zum Wundern. Das Buch ist sparsam und einfach illustriert: Kohlezeichnungen des indischen Künstlers Sanyasi Lohar wechseln mit zeichnungsartig verfremdeten Fotografien des Ortes Merangdi und seiner Umgebung ab.
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