Monday, September 13, 2010

Tagore Centre at IIAS

Small non-descriptive Shimla house – Woodfield, barely few meters away from Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), stands testimony to Rabindranath Tagore’s Shimla connections. It is here, Gurudev stayed with his brother Satyendranath Tagore, first Indian to join Indian Civil Service (ICS) in 1863 and wrote eight poems,later published in periodical Sonar Tari.

Less than an year - begins the Sesquicentennial cereversations (150 th anniversary) of Rabindranath Tagore,and IIAS is all set to immotalise this Bengali polymath as one of the world’s greatest writer in modern Indian literature.The Institute -- now a hub of famed national and international scholars ,literatary figures and social scientists will have first-of-kind Tagore Centre housed in its campus at historic Viceregal Lodge.

Full report here Indian Express

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