Tag: Rabindranath Tagore

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  • RBU organizes year-long exhibition on Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi

    RBU organizes year-long exhibition on Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi

    “Titled ‘Smarane barane Gurudev o Mahatma' (Remembering and recalling Gurudev and Mahatma), the exhibition would showcase correspondence between the ‘two great souls of India’, besides displaying archival photos,” a university official said.

    August 8, 2019
  • Man who walked Alone: Rabindranath Tagore

    Man who walked Alone: Rabindranath Tagore

    The position Rabindranath Tagore took vis-à-vis aggressive nationalism was obviously unacceptable to those who belonged to nationalist circles. In India and in the other countries where he lectured on nationalism, he was regularly subjected to severe criticism by the press. According to his biographers, Krishna Dutta and Andrew Robinson, a group of radical Indians even conspired to assassinate him when, in 1916, he visited the USA.

    August 7, 2019
  • Tagore’s passing

    Tagore’s passing

    This grief, this immense sorrow was the culmination of eighty years of uncompromising labour.

    August 5, 2019
  • Celebrities share special messages on Kishore Kumar’s 90th birth anniversary

    Celebrities share special messages on Kishore Kumar’s 90th birth anniversary

    Amitabh Bachchan, Baba Sehgal and Mamata Banerjee had something special to say.

    August 4, 2019
  • An essence of glory

    An essence of glory

    City dwellers were enthralled by the creative dance drama that was aesthetically executed at a soiree recently.

    August 4, 2019
  • Perceptions of Education

    Perceptions of Education

    Tagore‘s critique was advanced when the Non-Cooperation Movement tried to widen the gulf between the East and the West which he wanted to avoid. In its inability to answer these important questions, Sarat Chandra's reply was dated. Both Shikshar Milon and Satyer Ahovaan, according to Pramatha Chaudhuri were two of Tagore‘s finest pieces.

    July 29, 2019
  • Lillette Dubey pays tribute to First Lady of Indian Cinema Devika Rani through play

    Lillette Dubey pays tribute to First Lady of Indian Cinema Devika Rani through play

    Lillette Dubey who has many successful plays to her credit including Salaam Noni Appa, Gauhar and Kanyadaan spoke about her latest venture.

    July 24, 2019
  • Binaries of Literature

    Binaries of Literature

    The book offers various interesting and critical readings of the work of the writer. It presents a comprehensive analysis of some of his work, analysing them in the light of modern theories, in the light of the times they were composed, and in the light of the major social issues that Tagore voiced so clearly and boldly in them... A review

    July 24, 2019
  • Sabyasachi trolled over ‘overdressed’ post, apologises

    Sabyasachi trolled over ‘overdressed’ post, apologises

    "One of the bigger issues in society today, that very few people address, is mental health, and a little bit of awareness, empathy and kindness go a long way in acknowledging it," wrote Sabyasachi.

    July 8, 2019
  • Literary lion

    Literary lion

    Sung by generations of Indians to salute the motherland, Vande Mataram was written by Bengali writer Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay.

    July 8, 2019
  • Childhood without joy

    Childhood without joy

    There should be some 'me-time' for every child to deviate from the routine and do other things for a change. CV Raman, Jagadish Chandra Bose and Rabindranath Tagore were what they were because their ‘mind was without fear and the head was held high, where the clear stream of reason had not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit‘.

    June 29, 2019
  • Can of Worms

    Can of Worms

    The money that was withdrawn has allegedly been siphoned off to the almost incredible extent that no work relating to the digging of ponds was carried out under the Mahatma Gandhi NREGS.

    June 26, 2019
  • On the lookout for a goal

    On the lookout for a goal

    Some may bemoan the fact that he should have taken a stronger stance.

    June 24, 2019
  • His tryst with the reel world

    His tryst with the reel world

    Rabindranath Tagore encountered the strength and power of cinema as a tool of mass communication and initially entered the film industry as a story writer in the silent film era. However, his direct participation in cinema was just a brief period.

    June 22, 2019
  • Knighthood renounced

    Knighthood renounced

    Tagore volunteered to renounce the title of Knighthood and sent a letter to the Viceroy stating that ‘the time has come when badges of honour make our shame glaring in their incongruous context of humiliation, and I for my part wish to stand, shorn of all special distinctions, by the side of those of my countrymen, who, for their so-called insignificance, are liable to suffer a degradation not fit for a human being‘. It was the only voice of protest, but it stirred the nation as well as the world.

    June 10, 2019
  • Beauty of Science~I

    Beauty of Science~I

    Science is not just a rational pursuit of the reality trying to unravel the mystery of nature around us, but at the core of it all, there lies great beauty and aesthetics. Thus, ‘one of the strongest motives leading to Arts and Science is a flight from everyday life with its painful coarseness and bleak tediousness‘, observed Albert Einstein.

    May 27, 2019
  • Remembering Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

    Remembering Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

    Primarily known for his contribution towards creating a Bengali primer, the Borno Parichay, and for his sustained efforts at improving the status of the Hindu women, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was one of the greatest reformers from Bengal. Following the vandalism of Vidyasagar’s statue in Bengal, Sahapedia takes a look at the legacy of the Bengali thinker whose works are integral to Indian modernity

    May 16, 2019