Arts Society Huddersfield

Arts Society Huddersfield / Events / Thu 20 Jun 2019

The Art of Rabindranath Tagore

The Art of Rabindranath Tagore

Lecture by Dr John Stevens at 7.30pm. (Doors open 7.00pm)
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) is arguably the most important Indian artistic figure of the modern era. The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, claimed that he had two gurus: Gandhi and Tagore. A renowned poet, novelist, composer and painter, Tagore is also the only person in history to have written the national anthems for two countries (India and Bangladesh). He became a global sensation when he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, the first non-European to do so. This lecture provides an introduction to Tagore’s remarkable life and work, including his novels, poetry, songs and paintings. It also explores the role Tagore’s art played in the story of India’s fight for independence.

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Event Location

7.30pm University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield
Room SJG/11, Spärck Jones Building
Firth Street

Tickets at the door. £7.50 for non-members

Telephone: 07871 150 421

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