Tagore remembered on his 73rd death anniversary

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Tagore remembered on his 73rd death anniversary
Kolkata, Aug 8: Rabindra Bharati University remembered its founder Rabindra Nath Tagore on the occasion of the poet's 73rd death anniversary.

Varsity vice-chancellor Sabyasachi Basu Roychowdhury paid tribute to a portrait of the poet at Jorasankho Thakurbari, Tagore's ancestral home, in Kolkata on Friday.

Tagore was born in the Jorasanko mansion in Kolkata to parents Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi. In 1913, Tagore became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Tagore remembered in Slovenia 

Meanwhile, a unique exhibition of prints of selected paintings by Tagore and his contemporaries -- provided by the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi - is being conducted in Slovenia as part of the poet's death anniversary event.

The exhibition displays representative works of Rabindranath, Abanindranath and Gaganendranath Tagore, along with those of Abdur Rahman Chughtai, Jamini Roy and Amrita Sher-Gil.

The uniquely curated exhibition will be on display at the house of culture in the world heritage village of Smartno in the municipality of Goriska Brda on the western border of Slovenia with Italy, according to a statement issued by the Indian embassy in Slovenia.

The village of Medana in the municipality of Goriska Brda was the natal home of poet and jurist Alojz Gradnik, who was the most prominent translator of Tagore's works into the Slovenian language from 1917 onwards.

Gradnik's translation of "Gitanjali" into Slovenian was published from Ljubljana in 1924. The memory of Gradnik is kept alive by the international festival of poetry and wine at Medana every August and by the "Gradnik evenings" in November each year.

This is the first time that the memory of Tagore is being so honoured in the birthplace of his major Slovenian translator after Tagore visited Yugoslavia in 1926. Slovenia, a country of two million people in Central Europe, is one of the breakaway countries of the original Yugoslavia.

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