Thursday, September 15, 2011

UN honours Tagore, Neruda, Cesaire

The top UN cultural body Unesco on Tuesday launched a programme honouring India's Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and two other humanist poets, Pablo Neruda and Aim Cesaire.

Each of the three poets, in his own way, carried high the standard of humanist values, said the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).

Beyond their different geographic, social and political contexts, Tagore, a Bengali poet at the time that India was under British rule, Chile's Neruda and Cesaire - from the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe - showed a commitment to speaking for the voiceless, it said.

Full report here Economic Times

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