Taking visual art as his guiding theme Murdo Macdonald explores the network of interdisciplinary thinkers that included Sister Nivedita, Patrick Geddes and Rabindranath Tagore. Attention is also given to the contribution of Rabindranath’s nephew Abanindranath, the leader of the Bengal school of painting. The analogies between Geddes’s advocacy of cultural revival in Scotland and Tagore’s advocacy of cultural revival in Bengal are also noted, as is the contribution of Ananda Coomaraswamy.
There is a paper related to the talk which you can access in the Gitanjali and Beyond journal by following the link below:
Gitanjali and Beyond Issue One
Murdo Macdonald holds the position of Emeritus Professor of History of Scottish Art, University of Dundee, is an Honorary Member of the Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture and also an Honorary Fellow of the Association of Scottish Literary Studies.