Sunday, May 9, 2010

Tagore flavour, Bengal to Paris

From Santiniketan to Paris, Visva-Bharati wants Rabindranath Tagore's sesquicentennial celebrations to leave a permanent mark.

Tagore's dream child, Visva-Bharati, is collaborating with a number of international and national agencies for projects related to its creator. The most ambitious one is to publish Tagore's works in chronological order. Given the vast body of writing that the Nobel laureate has left behind, the new series will extend to anywhere between 60-80 volumes.

Sunday — Pochishe Boishakh — will be the beginning of a series of events V-B has lined up. The first international event will be held at Paris on May 12, organised by Unesco in collaboration with V-B. Later this year, the UN body will organise an international seminar on Tagore as a 'poet of humanity', with around 22 international speakers. This year also marks the 80th anniversary of Tagore's first exhibition in Paris as a painter. Unesco and the National Gallery of Modern Art are putting together an exhibition of Tagore's original paintings in Paris, which will travel to other countries.

Full report here Times of India 

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