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  • V-B debunks Sen

    V-B debunks Sen

    The Nobel laureate has succinctly exposed the malaise that has permeated the central university with the statement that “a big gap exists between the Santiniketan culture and that of the Visva-Bharati vice-chancellor, empowered as he is by the central government in Delhi, with its growing control over Bengal”.

    December 29, 2020
  • Centenary of the Nest~II

    Centenary of the Nest~II

    Through Visva-Bharati, Tagore envisioned a creative and ethical way of living. The task of translating the idea into reality was never easy. During the final years of his life Tagore repeatedly voiced his profound anxieties regarding the future of his institution. On 2 February 1940 he wrote to Mahatma Gandhi: 'Visva-Bharati is like a vessel which is carrying the cargo of my life's best treasure and I hope it may claim special care from my countrymen for its preservation.'

    February 5, 2019
  • Centenary of the Nest~I

    Centenary of the Nest~I

    Visva-Bharati was founded during a crucial phase in the history of the modern world. It was Tagore's response to the problem of nationalistic chauvinism and violence. Through his experimental institution, he introduced his idea of ethical education that stressed the value of unity, inclusivity and cooperation. The idea holds true in today's world where divisive ideologies are on the rise again.

    February 4, 2019
  • Read and Perform

    Read and Perform

    Tagore scholarship has two aims. One, it should bring out the history of Tagore's life and the historical context of his works. It must be a contribution to the history of literature. Two, it is meant to explain and interpret Tagore's creations so that they are better understood and appreciated and made relevant in our contemporary context. Reading on Tagore should lead to reading Rabindranath Tagore himself

    December 2, 2018
  • Visva-Bharati badly needs full-time VC, says officiating VC

    Visva-Bharati badly needs full-time VC, says officiating VC

     Officiating Vice-Chancellor of Visva-Bharati university Prof Sabujkali Sen today said the institution, which had been functioning with Acting VCs for the past two years, badly needed a full-time one. After Vice-Chancellor Sushanta Dattagupta was dismissed from the central university in February 2016, Prof Swapan Kumar Dutta became the officiating VC and Sen assumed the same …

    February 17, 2018
  • Tagore on Education

    Tagore on Education

    In a letter to Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore likened his educational experiment at Santiniketan to a vessel carrying the cargo of his “life’s best treasure.” He spent forty years of his life establishing Visva-Bharati, which had wide influence in Europe, Japan and the United States. It was a unique educational institution, which emphasized the education …

    July 29, 2017
  • Producer seeks V-B help for film on Tagore-Annapurna

    Producer seeks V-B help for film on Tagore-Annapurna

    Actor Priyanka Chopra's production house has approached the Visva-Bharati to help them in the making of a Marathi-Bengali biopic on the platonic relationship between Rabindranath Tagore and Annapurna Turkhud. Annapurna was the daughter of a family friend, based in Maharashtra, who had taught him Western manners before his UK trip. On Annapurna's request he had …

    May 10, 2017