CONTENTS:- Preface. Introduction. 1. Three levels of consciousness. 2. Tagore on surplus. 3. Personality of man. 4. Tagore on freedom. 5. The concept of creativity. 6. Essentialism.
Tagore's Concept of Art : Essentialism and Freedom elucidates the philosophy of Tagore. The book focuses on the relationship between man and his surroundings against the backdrop of art. For Tagore art reveals man's elevated consciousness and also illuminates various spheres of human life. The recent availability of the entire corpus of Tagore's English writings has considerably enriched the present exposition. The work is an invitation to read Tagore as a philosopher who relates human excellence to creativity.