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The Beneficences that Happened to Indian Society from the Teachings and Thoughts of Nivedita

Baishaki Das Saha () and Debarati Mukherjee ()
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Baishaki Das Saha: Women’s College, Kolkata, India
Debarati Mukherjee: Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

No 048DM, Working papers from Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies

Abstract: With the evolution of society the concept of well-being keeps on changing with initial emphasis on socio-cultural empowerment of human being. Any civilization reaches its highest excellence with the help of organized integrated human being. In the context of continuous changes of social structure - education, culture and creation has the prior role to fulfill this duty as, with the help of this three, human being can manifest its thought and work. Manifestation of thought and work are very much required for a civilization to sustain. The existence of human-being and society is closely interdependent and values have a very important role in this. In this new era of continuous changes, unification of culture and civilization, gives us a new path where by combining the old culture (ancient and medieval) with the new culture (modern) can take our society to its highest excellence. In 19th century when culturally rich Hindu civilization was in endangered situation, to protect the society Bhogini Nivedita started advocacy of real education and the rich Indian culture. The effects of her acts are still flowing in this 21st century. The purpose of this paper is to raise the important issues of ‘well-being’ of human and how it is going to play a role in making the future society – by the inspiration of sister Nivedita. The two main pillars of the Indian culture, that is ‘self-sacrifice’ and ‘service for others’ have an effect on education. Education and progress of women are the key powers of a nation. These two powers are the prime tools for socialization and organizing a society. It acts as a catalyst in realizing nationalism which can transmigrate into internationalism.

Keywords: Empowerment; human being; Nationalism (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-11
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Published in Proceedings of the 11th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, November 19-20, 2018, pages 315-317

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