Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Gitanjali is great, but youth plagued by rat race!!

Rabindranath Tagore, the legendary poet, writer, thinker and philosopher of nineteenth century India who became the first Indian to win coveted Nobel Prize for his work ‘Geetanjali’, was remembered on the occasion of his 150th anniversary celebrations in Kolkata with intellectuals lamenting the fact that youths were too busy in the rat race for survival to enjoy the great works of the literary giant.

Subodh Sarkar, who was present at the exhibition on Tagore’s work in a train in Kolkata on the occasion of beginning of 150th anniversary celebrations to be continued till next year, was of the view that if Tagore’s intellectual legacy has to be taken forward, the youth of the country must pay attention to their rich literary past.

The common view among the intellectuals was that the elderly people enjoyed and loved the poetry, stories and other works of Rabindranath Tagore, but it was not so with the next generation which seemed to be too busy with materialist culture to be able to appreciate the good works of great literary phenomenon.

Full report here Stardust

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