Photographer Edward Hoppé came to India on Rabindranath Tagore’s invitation. Yet, it is Tagore who seems the most elusive in his photographs
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.
While Indians rarely figure in the list of Nobel Prize winners, we haven’t been entirely missing either.
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.