Rabindranath Tagore

  • India, Bangladesh, UK join hands to honour Tagore 04-04-2014 08:38 PM

    India, Bangladesh and the United Kingdom joined hands to honour Rabindranath Tagore, one of the greatest poets of the Commonwealth, at the mother of parliaments - the House of Commons. Speaking at a landmark event Thursday evening at a packed committee room of the Palace of Westminster - as the...
  • Will 'Sesher Kobita' present a new side of Rabindranath Tagore's literature? 25-12-2013 11:23 AM

    Kolkata: 'Sesher Kobita', a film based on Rabindranath Tagore's eponymous novel, is not a modern interpretation of the work, says director Suman Mukhopadhyay. "I have sought to recreate the feel of the early 20th century as far as set-props, vehicles and costumes are concerned," Suman told PTI here. The narrative...
  • Kolkata: Special tram rides to commemorate Tagore's Nobel prize 15-12-2013 06:25 PM

    Calcutta Tramways Company celebrated the centenary of Rabindranath Tagore winning the Nobel prize by offering special rides in a tram named Gitanjali. The two-coach tram has been named Gitanjali after the book of poems which won the bard the Nobel prize in 1913. The tram, in which the two conductors...
  • Wall on India's Nobel laureates set up at Metro station 10-11-2013 06:44 PM

    DMRC in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy has set up a Nobel Memorial Wall at the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station in New Delhi to spread awareness about Nobel laureates of India with special focus on Rabindranath Tagore. An exhibition on the country's Nobel laureates and their work will be on...
  • Let there be Tagore renaissance: Swedish scholar 26-10-2013 12:24 AM

    Describing Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore as "ever inspiring", a Swedish scholar on Friday called for extensive translation of the bard's literary works across the world. "The world has so much more to learn from the ever-inspiring Tagore. It is sad not much of his works have been translated for the...
  • King of Belgium invokes power of Durga in search for 'unity of purpose' 05-10-2013 12:34 PM

    Brussels: Even as India prepared to celebrate Durga Puja next week, the monarch in faraway Belgium, King Philippe, invoked the power of Durga to seek help in nations' search for "unity of purpose" and in taking up challenges of the times. A great lover of India, who has led four...
  • Qaushiq Mukherjee's 'Tashir Desh' to release in India on August 23 21-08-2013 11:30 PM

    'Tashir Desh', a Bengali fantasy film directed by Qaushiq Mukherjee will release in India on August 23. The film which is based Rabindranath Tagore's play, was premiered at Rome International Film Festival in 2012. It has 19 tracks by 37 musicians from over 9 countries. Some of the tracks have...
  • Rituparno Ghosh's voice-over in Tagore's radio play 'Streer Patro' 18-08-2013 01:29 PM

    Kolkata: Years after being put on celluloid Rabindranath Tagore's eponymous, 'Streer Patro' has now come up in an audio book with the voice-over of late Rituparno Ghosh. When a sensitive mind like Rituparno reads out excerpts of Streer Patro it recreates a different soundscape, effect and feel, the maverick director...
  • Tagore's 'Tasher Desh' suits my film craft: Director Q 16-08-2013 05:07 PM

    Kolkata: Ahead of the release of his film "Tasher Desh", director Qaushiq Mukherjee (Q) said that Rabindranath Tagore's famous musical drama suited his film craft because of its non-linear narrative style. Q said the allusions used in "Tasher Desh", written in 1937, are very apt for his style because he...
  • Pakistan college offers tribute to Tagore 21-05-2013 04:40 PM

    Lahore: A leading college in Lahore has organised a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore to mark the centenary of his winning the Nobel Prize for literature, with participants offering renditions of his poetry in song and recitation. The tribute was organised by the Department of History at Forman Christian College and...
  • 13 short films on Tagore's poems released 09-05-2013 04:53 PM

    New Delhi: A total of 13 short films, based on of litterateur, composer and artist Rabindranath Tagore's poems, were released here Thursday to commemorate his 152nd birth anniversary. The film series have been directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta in collaboration with the National Film Development Corporation. These films have been produced...
  • Sotheby's to auction letters written by Mahatma Gandhi 18-11-2012 03:41 PM

    London: Two letters written by Mahatma Gandhi, including one to Rabindranath Tagore's eldest brother Dwijendranath, will go under the hammer next month at a Sotheby's auction in London. The letters and a rare copy of the Indian Constitution will be among nearly 200 lots on offer at the sale of...
  • Girish Karnad being wilfully ignorant: Tagore expert 10-11-2012 06:05 PM

    New Delhi: An expert on Rabindranath Tagore, Professor Ananda Lal, has not taken kindly to veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad's remarks against the Bengali polymath. "Karnad has been saying this for the last 20 years that Tagore is an inferior dramatist, but when you reach a stature that Karnad...
  • Girish Karnad sticks to his stand on Tagore 10-11-2012 09:40 AM

    Bangalore: Veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad has stirred up another controversy. After criticising Nobel laureate VS Naipaul and calling him anti-Muslim, Karnad has now incurred the wrath of Bengal by targeting Rabindranath Tagore by calling him a second rate playwright. Karnad defended his statement while talking to CNN-IBN. "He...
  • Rabindranath Tagore was a second rate playwright: Karnad 09-11-2012 05:52 PM

    New Delhi: After publicly targeting Nobel laureate VS Naipaul and calling him anti-Muslim, veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad has created another controversy by calling another Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore a "second rate playwright". "Tagore was a great poet but a second rate playwright," Karnad said. Karnad, who is...
  • After Tagore, who?

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    The closing of the Bengali mind I returned to north Bengal last week for a short holiday in the Darjeeling hills. I spent my ...

  • 100 years on, 'Jana Gana' fires India's patriotism 26-12-2011 07:14 PM

    New Delhi: No other Indian song is said to capture the poignancy of a do-or-die moment, be it in the sporting field or at the frontiers, the way Jana Gana Mana can. Jana Gana Mana, composed by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and sung for the first time at the Calcutta...
  • Lonely Tagore was haunted by depression: Biography 26-12-2011 02:01 PM

    Kolkata: Famed for his literary, artistic and intellectual capabilities the world over, Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore led a very lonely life and even suffered from frequent bouts of depression, says his new biography. "In January 1915 Tagore again speaks of a 'breakdown', 'deep depression', but in February he claimed to...
  • Tagore's notebook sold for US $ 170,500 14-12-2011 11:57 AM

    New York: A previously unknown notebook of Nobel Laureate Ranbindranath Tagore, containing his poems and other works, dated back to 1928 fetched US $ 170,500 at a Sotheby's auction in New York. The legendary Indian poet-artist's book contained 12 poems and lyrics for as many songs in Bengali, including some...
  • Tagore's notebook to be auctioned in US today 13-12-2011 08:20 AM

    New Delhi: Rabindranath Tagore's 83-year-old notebook will be auctioned in New York on Tuesday. The legendary poet and Nobel Laureate's notebook, back from 1928, contains drafts of his poetry and songs along with some amended drafts of his later published works. Covered in red cloth, the 1928 notebook containing 12...
  • 'Essential Tagore' nominated best book of year 29-11-2011 01:48 PM

    New Delhi: 'The Essential Tagore', a new anthology of Rabindranath Tagore's translated literature and art works, has been nominated the "book of the year-2011" by eminent American philosopher, writer and critic Martha Nussbaum. The book is a tribute to the Nobel laureate on his 150th birth anniversary. An ambitious collection,...
  • US: Tagore's 83-year-old notebook to be auctioned 18-11-2011 10:44 AM

    New York: A notebook belonging to legendary Indian poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, containing poems and drafts of his work, will go under the hammer in New York at a Sotheby's auction next month. The previously unknown manuscript notebook dates back to 1928 and contains 12 poems and lyrics...
  • Joy Mitra's WIFW line an ode to Tagore 10-10-2011 07:36 PM

    New Delhi: Joy Mitra has found a novel way to pay tribute to Rabindranath Tagore. The designer has churned out a line with prints of the Nobel laureate's poems, paintings and portraits at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion week (WIFW). "Rabindranath Tagore was a revolutionary in the true sense. The...
  • Exhibition of Tagore's works opens in Russia 22-09-2011 08:43 PM

    Moscow: An exhibition of original literary works and paintings by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore was opened in Moscow on Thursday to mark the 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of the Nobel laureate in Russia. The exhibition, at the Oriental Centre of the Russian State Library, is first of the several events being...
  • Gulzar translating Tagore's poems for children 21-09-2011 05:09 PM

    New Delhi: Oscar-winning lyricist Gulzar, who is translating children's poems written by Rabindranath Tagore, says that readers in other vernacular languages are beginning to read the Nobel laureate's works. The 75-year-old screenwriter and poet says that school syllabuses should be altered so that students are introduced to Tagore, whose 150th...
  • UNESCO honours Rabindranath Tagore 13-09-2011 09:24 PM

    United Nations: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday launched a programme honouring Rabindranath Tagore, Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and French poet Aime Cesaire for their work that 'carried high the standard of humanist values'. Coming from varied geographic, social and political backgrounds, Tagore, Neruda and...
  • Kolkata: musical respite in traffic 09-09-2011 10:06 AM

    Rabindra sangeet is in the air at several traffic intersections across Kolkata and people have mixed reactions. ...
  • Documentary film fest to begin in Agartala 01-09-2011 12:00 PM

    Agartala: A documentary titled Tagore's ode to Nature directed by Ranabir Ray, will mark the beginning of a non-competitive documentary, short and animation film festival here tomorrow. The four-day festival will also screen award winning films selected from the Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary and Short and Animation Films...