Shanti Niketan History: According to Indian culture and tradition, books from all over the world are taught in the Visva-Bharati University of Santiniketan. Here there is a practice of teaching students sitting on the ground under a tree.
Shanti Niketan, located in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, 180 km north of Kolkata, has contributed in the field of education. Rabindranath Tagore established a small school in Santiniketan in 1901. Which today has established a name all over the world. In 1919 he laid the foundation of a school of art ‘Kala Bhawan’ which became a part of Visva-Bharati University established in 1921.
Gave an alternative method of art training at Kala Bhavan, located at a picturesque location away from the city of Kolkata. Emphasis was laid on observing nature and being a part of it. The trees and plants standing on the red soil, the colors of the changing seasons, the natural environment filled with animals and birds gave inspiration to the students for art.
The role of masters like Nandlal in the development of modern Indian art has been remarkable. Spread over a large area, this building is very attractive in appearance. Inside it are many rooms decorated with various artifacts. By coming here you can understand Rabindra Nath Tagore better.
According to Indian culture and tradition, books from all over the world are taught in the Visva-Bharati University of Santiniketan. Here there is a practice of teaching students sitting on the ground under a tree. Shantiniketan is very much liked by art lovers because this place is the hub of cultural arts like music, dance, drama.
Rabindranath Tagore loved nature very much. He believed that students should get education in the company of nature. Keeping this thinking in mind, he established Shantiniketan.