Rabindranath Tagore

From Tagore to Thakur

Sumana Roy

Durga puja pandals have clay figurines of Tagore. As do Saraswati puja ceremonies. Parents buy their kids Tagore dolls. In a state where the Left dismissed him as too elitist, Sumana Roy observes the canonisation of the poet-educationist

If Buildings Could Speak

Rabindranath Tagore’s architectural and interior designs are reflective of his national ideals, finds artist Samit Das

In Search of Tagore

Photographer Edward Hoppé came to India on Rabindranath Tagore’s invitation. Yet, it is Tagore who seems the most elusive in his photographs

Not Just a Poet

As Asia’s first Nobel laureate enters his 150th year, it is important to remember that Rabindranath Tagore was far, far more than only a poet. He was a painter, an educationist, a philosopher, a truly global visionary and a political activist of rare moral courage.

Tagore the Visionary

Remembering him as just a poet would be doing him a profound injustice.

India and the Nobel Prize

While Indians rarely figure in the list of Nobel Prize winners, we haven’t been entirely missing either.

The Poet Turns Muse

Those familiar with Rabindranath Tagore’s works will be surprised, shocked even, to find his poems reinterpreted in modern choreographies by noted Odissi and Bharatanatyam dancers.


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