In Calcutta and many more places around the Globe, on 9th May 2010, 150th birthday of Rabindranath Tagore is celebrated.
2010 is the year when internet connectivity has let people watch a game of cricket, a new movie’s review, a concert and actions of new born grandchildren on their computer screen across continents.
some news clips about celebration events…..
Rabindranath Tagore (may 9 1861)
and some that caught my attention HERE,
about his contribution….
“Rabindranath Tagore. Though his novels remain among the least-appreciated of his works, they have been given renewed attention via film adaptations by Satyajit Ray and others: Chokher Bali and Ghare Baire are exemplary. Their soundtracks often feature rabindrasŋgit. ”
“Dak Ghar dealt with death as, in Tagore’s words, “spiritual freedom” from “the world of hoarded wealth and certified creeds”. During World War II, “The Post Office”was selected as the play the orphans in his care in the Warsaw Ghetto would perform. This occurred on 18 July 1942, less than three weeks before they were to be deported to the Treblinka extermination camp.”
“At age sixty, Tagore took up drawing and painting; successful exhibitions of his many works—which made a debut appearance in Paris upon encouragement by artists he met in the south of France—were held throughout Europe. ”
“Tagore’s relevance can be gauged by festivals honouring him: Kabipranam, Tagore’s birth anniversary; the annual Tagore Festival held in Urbana, Illinois, in the United States; Rabindra Path Parikrama walking pilgrimages from Kolkata to Shantiniketan; ceremonial recitals of Tagore’s poetry held on important anniversaries.”
I own most of his stories, essays, novels but these pages show off some of His work.
SONGS (jana gana mana is national anthem)