The first non-European to win the Nobel prize for Literature in 1913, Rabindranath Tagore was a visionary writer, poet, composer and painter and is an iconic figure of the Bengali Renaissance. Through his varied works, he pushed through accepted norms and examined themes including Humanism, Universalism, Nationalism and Internationalism. In particular, his writings and compositions reveal a deep sympathy and understanding of the plight of women in Bengal in the early 20th century, feminist explorations that continue to be of worldwide relevance today.
On June 23, 3019 Cue-rated hosted a South Asian inspired afternoon tea for nearly 40 guests, featuring scholars and artists who explored Tagore’s music, art and writings through a series of talks and performances. Our audience left gaining a greater appreciation of the depth and breadth of Tagore’s genius.
A special thanks to our speakers and performers: Gargi Mukherjee, Josheen Oberoi, Kritika Dey, Nandini Banerjee Datta and Rohan Prabhudesai. Thank you to Sadia Islam for the featured event photographs.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this event, we look forward to the next one!
Noor & Zarme