Rabindranath Tagore

5 amazing places to visit in Kushtia

Kushtia, the place where Lalon Shah spread his message of spirituality and where Rabindranath Tagore came to stay to have inspiration for a number of his writings. Located in the Khulna division in south-western Bangladesh, this city calls upon you with its mesmerizing cultural heritage and beautiful natural sites. So here are 5 places that you must visit the next time you are in Kushtia.

October 11, 2022
October 11, 2022

Nobel Prize: Thomas Hardy lost to Tagore, Tarashankar to Neruda

As the Nobel Prize authorities recently declassified the list of nominees and nominators for the for the Nobel Prize of several years, a wealth of information tumbled out.

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

5 amazing places to visit in Kushtia

Kushtia, the place where Lalon Shah spread his message of spirituality and where Rabindranath Tagore came to stay to have inspiration for a number of his writings. Located in the Khulna division in south-western Bangladesh, this city calls upon you with its mesmerizing cultural heritage and beautiful natural sites. So here are 5 places that you must visit the next time you are in Kushtia.

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

Female characters of Tagore: Symbols of empowered women

Rabindranath Tagore’s early writings (1881-1897) often focused on social injustice against women, female deities in his literature signified woman's inner strength. Tagore underscored that woman should never be passive, and he was very aware of women's social roles. Almost all of his female characters were plotted in traditional ways, but they were all quite strong. His women's liberation conquest was ahead of its time. As a result, one of his most significant contributions to society is the portrayal of women in his art.

August 6, 2022
August 6, 2022

Tagore’s Gitabitan and the bookshelf of a Bengali household

It has been 81 years today since Rabindranath Tagore, a Bengali polymath, poet, composer and the first Bengali Nobel Laureate, breathed his last. In these 81 years, much has changed in the world, including the modernisation of his compositions. Tagore’s songs—Rabindra Sangeet, as they are known—are still popular amongst Bengali music lovers.

August 1, 2022
August 1, 2022

If Tagore were here to see…

This is not the first time a singer has been brutally berated due to their rendition of Tagore songs.

July 24, 2022
July 24, 2022

How it feels when you can’t finish reading a book

As I have grown older, my mind is calmer but it’s a void now, empty of any voice.

July 15, 2022
July 15, 2022

Resurrecting Lalkuthi

Barely three bookshelves with broken doors, shattered glass panes scattered all over the floor and damp cobweb-ridden walls -- such is the scene inside Farashganj’s Johnson Hall, also known as Lalkuthi.

May 29, 2022
May 29, 2022

What’s extraordinary about the ordinary?

In Pathak’s book we see instances of how the distinctive ordinary tendencies of everyday life are dipping and are capitalised under different industrial markets.

May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022

Tagore’s idea of nationalism

If you look for a definition of the word ‘nationalism’ on Google, or in an encyclopedia, you will find quite a few.  However, this word, like many such words, is ‘notorious’ in its own way, as no single definition seems to define it thoroughly.

February 10, 2022
February 10, 2022

Ode to the book, my forever Valentine

In a particularly American but artsy, cinematic production depicting the friendship between David Lipsky and David Foster Wallace,