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In Conversation: On The Tagore Sensibility with Prof Bashabi Fraser and Dr Blanka Knotkova

At an international collaborative conference organised by Manipal University and Edinburgh Napier University at Manipal in February 2020 on Society and Freedom(s): the Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore’s Ideas Today’, Prof Bashabi Fraser, Co-Convenor with Dr Padma Rani (Director, School of Communication at Manipal University) of the conference, interviews Dr Blanka Knotkova, a keynote speaker on her feminist perspective on Tagore’s work. The interview was recorded and produced by the Media students of the School of Communication at Manipal University. Read more

Rabindranath Tagore: The Vivified Vision of Nature in Art by Professor Sohini Dhar

The magnificence of Nature:

Nature, the inexhaustible treasure trove of creativity, generated inspirations from the very onset of human civilization. Any visual culture is read, realized and recognized in the context of its land of origin, i.e geographical as well as the social environment. Society and culture are interwoven with nature, and art in its manifold forms, mediums and expressions represents such issues and realizations of our daily existence. Read more

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4 December 2019: Rabindranath Tagore; A Renaissance Man by Prof Bashabi Fraser

Professor Bashabi Fraser gives the John Masefield Lecture on Rabindranath Tagore: A Renaissance Man. Bashabi Fraser bases her lecture on a new book she’s written about Rabindranath Tagore, a polymath who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. He embodies the modern consciousness of the subcontinent as he was involved in contributing to the narrative of a nation. Read more

Rabindranath Tagore: The Vivified Vision of Nature in Art

The Magnificence of Nature… Nature, the inexhaustible treasure trove of creativity, generated inspirations from the very onset of human civilization. Any visual culture is read, realized and recognized in the context of its land of origin, i.e geographical as well as the social environment. Society and culture are interwoven with nature, and art in its manifold forms, mediums and expressions represents such issues and realizations of our daily existence. Read more