Friday, May 31, 2024

BSA’s nat’l Tagore contest ends

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy has organised a national level contest in various categories for children and young adults on Friday to celebrate Rabindranath Tagore’s 152nd birth anniversary. This was followed by a discussion session and an award giving ceremony on Saturday at the National Music and Dance Center Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, where the winners

Book on Tagore launched

Bangla Academy has launched a book titled ‘Rabindranath Tagore and National Identity Formation in Bangladesh: Essays and Reviews’ by professor Fakrul Alam on Thursday evening at Abdul Karim Sahittabisharad Hall. The launching ceremony started with a Tagore song Tumi kemon kore gaan koro hey guni in trio by Salma Shofi,

Tagore’s Nobel centenary celebrated

The 100th anniversary of Tagore’s winning of the Nobel Prize was celebrated in a programme jointly organised by Bangladesh National Museum and Chhayanaut on Saturday at the main auditorium of the museum. Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel in literature in 1913 as a first non-European for his English edition of Gitanjali  (Song Offerings). Chhayanaut president ... Read more

Tagore’s Nobel centenary celebrated

The 100th anniversary of Tagore’s winning of the Nobel Prize was celebrated in a programme jointly organised by Bangladesh National Museum and Chhayanaut on Saturday at the main auditorium of the museum. Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel in literature in 1913 as a first non-European for his English edition of Gitanjali

Special TV programmes on Tagore

The television channels of the country have chalked out special programmes to celebrate the 152nd birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. The list consists of plays and telefilms; shows featuring music, dance and recitation; talk shows; and magazine programmes. ATN Bangla will air a documentary titled Rabir Chithite Bangladesh at 11:15am. The channel will also air ... Read more

Tagore’s philosophy vital to resolve crisis

States Prof Anisur Rahman Resorting to the philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore is now essential to overcome the environment and humanity-centered crisis in the earth, said an authority on Rabindranath Prof Anisur Rahman yesterday. “Rabindranath initiated a social movement to enliven the unity between human beings and the environment,” said the acclaimed economist and Tagore singer ... Read more

Tagore’s 71st death anniversary today

The 71st death anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore will be observed today, the 22nd day of the Bengali month of Sraban. To mark the day, different social and cultural organisations have taken up special programmes. The versatile personality throughout his life enriched Bangla literature through his writings. Rabindranath was born on May 7, 1961 in the Jorasanko ... Read more

The spiritual aspect of Tagore

“Rabindra Abhivyakti” staged Many years after his death, Rabindranath Tagore’s works are still being explored. A recent production “Rabindra Abhivyakti” used the idiom of music and dance to focus on the less-known spiritual philosophy of the bard. Explains Odissi exponent, “yogi” and “spiritualist” Reela Hota, who conceptualised the presentation along with her mother Bijoylaxmi Hota,

Music, dance and theatre staged at Shilpakala

Tagore’s Birth Anniversary Celebrations Music, dance and theatre staged at Shilpakala The second day of the two day programme, celebrating the sesquicentennial birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Poet Rabindranath Tagore, was held on Monday at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Theatre, dance recitals, music renditions and recitation of various writings and songs ... Read more

Tagore’s creativity transported into art

A three-day grand painting exhibition featuring paintings on Tagore’s creativity and literary works, along with replicas of Tagore’s paintings continued at the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, as part of the year-long joint celebrations by India and Bangladesh to mark the sesquicentennial anniversary of Nobel Laureate Poet Rabindranath Tagore. The exhibition included

National Rabindra Festival ends

The five-day National Rabindra Festival, organised by Bangladesh Rabindra Sangeet Shilpy Parisad to celebrate the 151st birth anniversary of the Nobel Laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore, ended on Tuesday at the Sawkat Osman auditorium of Central Public Library. Besides participating Parishad members, artistes belonging to other troupes also presented Tagore songs,

The maestro’s palette

151st birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore The maestro’s palette The multi-faceted influences in Tagore’s work When Tagore came to Rajshahi and Kushtia (1890) to take charge of his property, it seemed miles away from a life he was used to. The setting was a sharp contrast to Kolkata. But shortly he settled down to the ... Read more

Tagore and his plays

Ataur Rahman Rabindranath Tagore, the greatest Bangali poet and litterateur, traversed all domains of literature with amazing success. As a performing artist, he left a commendable impression in play-acting and direction. As a singer he was unparalleled in his prime. He earned fame as a painter of universal stature, although his branch of fine art ... Read more

A journey to ‘Shilaidah Kuthibari’

Programme marking 151st birth anniversary of Tagore Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore’s idyllic ‘Shilaidah Kuthibari’ (mansion) inspired some of the bard’s most famous literary works, including poetry, prose, novels and music. Rabindranath Tagore first came to Shilaidah along with his elder brother Jyotirindranath, in 1876, when he was 15-years-old. Though the brothers came to settle ... Read more

A cornucopia of Tagore plays produced this year

70th Death Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore A cornucopia of Tagore plays produced this year Producing Rabindranath Tagore’s plays are considered daunting. Even deft directors and producers often get intimidated by the bard’s works. As a result, Dhaka theatre audiences haven’t had the opportunity to witness the Nobel laureate poet’s mastery on the stage as often ... Read more

A unique telling of Muktadhara

70th Death Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore A unique telling of Muktadhara “Muktadhara” (The Waterfall), written in 1922, is widely acclaimed as one of Tagore’s finest dramatic work. The symbolic play has been interpreted as Tagore’s nationalist critique of colonial exploitation. Many believe the play also indicates the bard’s admiration for Gandhi and his rejection of ... Read more

Tagore’s death anniv today

The 70th death anniversary of Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore, who reshaped the Bangla literature in late 19th and early 20th century, will be observed in the country today. Tagore, the first non-European litterateur who won the Nobel prize in 1913, was a poet, playwright, novelist, educationist, social reformer, artist and music composer.  He wrote ... Read more

150th birth anniversary of Tagore today

The 150th anniversary of the birth of Rabindranath Tagore, who reshaped the Bangla literature in the late 19th and the early 20th century, will be observed in Bangladesh and some other places today. Tagore, who became Asia’s first Nobel laureate when he won the 1913 Nobel prize in literature, was a poet, playwright, novelist, educationist, ... Read more

Tagore’s 150th birthday celebrations opens today

Bangladesh opens its two-day programme on Friday in the city as part of the first India-Bangladesh joint celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of poet Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian Nobel prize winner in literature. And in New Delhi, the ceremony of the year-long commemoration will be inaugurated Saturday.     Indian Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari ... Read more

Rabindranath: The Contemporary Forever!

By Aly Zaker It was in August of 1971. I was on an official mission of the Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, escorting some foreign dignitaries to the refugee camp in the Salt Lake area ofCalcutta. After my official duty was over as I was getting ready to leave, I heard that the Mukti Shangrami’ Shilpi ... Read more