Sunday, April 26, 2015

Swadeshi Samaj - Rabindranath Tagore

RSS Sar Sanghachalak, Shri Mohanji Bhagwat on 18th January 2015 made reference to Swadeshi Samaj, an address by Rabindra Nath Tagore, where in he mentioned that Hindu culture, the culture of people who are living in the land called by many as Indostan, Hindustan, India etc. has a tradition of advocating unity in diversity. It provided sufficient scope for diversity of thought even in relation to God. Hence providing for diversity in food habits, dress habits, in various life cycle rituals is very easy and widely prevalent in the society. Therefore, Hindus and Muslims can live in harmony in this land. Birtish should not try to divide these people by saying it is only because they are ruling Hindus and Muslims are staying this land. Hindus and Muslims are staying in this land not because of British people, but because of their own history. They lived together, survived and growed for centuries on this land. They will keep doing it.

Notions of Nationhood in Bengal: Perspectives on Samaj, C. 1867-1905
Swarupa Gupta
BRILL, 2009 - 408 page

Selected Letters of Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore: A Centenary, Volumes 1861-1961
Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
Sahitya Akademi, Jan 1, 1992 - 532 page

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