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India has organized a cultural festival in Egypt to mark the 156th birth anniversary of the famous Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore. The Tagore festival is being organized by the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC), the cultural wing of the Indian Embassy in Cairo from May 8 - 12.

The famous Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore

The Famous Indian Poet, Rabindranath Tagore

The famous Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore

Highlights:

  • The festival will feature a dance show, film screening, a play and painting competition.
  • India organized festival in Egypt to mark Tagore’s 156th birth anniversary
  • The festival will conclude on May 12
  • Screening of movie ‘Kabuliwala’ directed by Hemen Gupta.
  • This movie based on Tagore’s novel about an immigrant from Kabul who form a bond with a young girl in India who reminds him of his daughter in Afghanistan
  • A dance drama based on Tagore’s work called ‘Chitrangada’ which will be presented by Dancers’ Guild.
  • ‘Rituranga – Play of season’ will be performed by members of the India community on the concluding day
  • Tagore was impressed by the strong literary trends of Egypt.
  • Tagore had also written about the beautiful relationship between the Nile River and the flourishing civilization of Egyptians.

About Rabindranath Tagore:

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Born

7 May 1861, Calcutta, India

Died

7 August 1941, Calcutta, India

Occupation

Writer, Painter, Musician

Notable awards

Nobel prize in literature 1913

Language

Bengali, English

Ethnicity

Bengali

  • He was the first non-European to win this prestigious award
  • Rabindranath Tagore was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore who was associated with the Brahmo Samaj.
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  • The first non-European to win a Nobel Prize:

When Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913

  • Tagore and Rabindrasangeet:

His songs known as Rabindrasangeet have become a symbol of cultural ethos of both India and Bangladesh.

  • The poet has composed the national anthems of two countries and inspired one:

Tagore wrote the national anthems of India and Bangladesh – ‘Jana Gana Mana’ and ‘Amar Sonar Bangla’ respectively

  • Tagore had warm relations with Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein:

The kind of relationship Tagore shared with Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein was remarkable

  • Visva-Bharati was established:

Visva-Bharati University was started in 1921 at Shantiniketan. The conventional methods of classroom education were challenged.

Work

  1. Poetry
  2. Dramas
  3. Literature
  4. Memoirs

His Best Work:

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- Published/Last Modified on: May 18, 2017

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