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TALK / MUSIC "Ekla Chalo Re - Tagore Unbound, Celebrating Tagore's Life & Works" at Delhi Diary Art Lounge, D-20, South Extn Part - 1 > 5:30pm on 8th July 2017

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Time : 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Add to Calendar 08/07/2017 17:30 08/07/2017 20:00 Asia/Kolkata TALK / MUSIC "Ekla Chalo Re - Tagore Unbound, Celebrating Tagore's Life & Works" Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2017/07/talk-music-ekla-chalo-re-tagore-unbound.html Delhi Diary Art Lounge, D-20, South Extn Part - 1, New Delhi - 110049 DD/MM/YYYY

Entry : CHARGES: Rs 600/- per person* (inclusive of tea/snacks).
* Children below 15 yrs are not allowed.
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Venue : Delhi Diary Art Lounge, D-20, South Extn Part - 1, New Delhi - 110049
Venue info : Map | Nearest Metro Station - 'AIIMS(Yellow Line)'

Event Description : "ऐकला चलो रे - Tagore Unbound, Celebrating Tagore's Life & Works"
​Join Tagore aficionado & singer Jayati Ghosh, Team DelhiByFoot & the poetry lovers of  Parwaz - परवाज़ for a discussion & a musical evening of the literary giant's work, being done in a manner which will make his work easily understandable for an audience which may or may not be well-versed with Tagore's life & his work and the relevance of his thoughts and action in the world as we see it today.

​"Akash bhora, surjo tara, biswa bhora pran...
Tahari majhkhane ami peyechhi, mor sthan...."

The sky, adorned with sun and stars,
The world full of so many lives,
Within this glorious vast expanse,
Here I am, with my song finding it's space here!"

These beautiful words strung into a poem ​are​ by none other than the only poet in the world​ with the unique distinction of having two of his compositions as the National Anthems of two countries (India & Bangladesh) and who influenced the tune of the Sri Lankan National Anthem as well; a man who wrote close to 3000 songs, leading a renaissance in Bengali literature whose impact was seen in the ​rest of India too; who was the first Asian to win a Noble Prize; a man widely credited to have given MK Gandhi the sobriquet 'Mahatma'!
Yes we are talking about the multifaceted genius,​Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, a polymath who is described “at once as a writer, music composer, teacher​, philosopher & humanitarian, nationalist, social reformer, painter, director, choreographer, actor". His talents were manifold. Any account of his accomplishments, runs the risk of being inadvertently left incomplete.

As a writer he didn't leave any literary genre unexplored. His worldwide fame rests chiefly on his poetic brilliance, ​for which he received the ​Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913​. But apart from the 50+ collections of poetry, he wrote & composed music for songs, wrote drama/plays and fiction/non-fiction stories, essays, letters, travelogues and delivered sermons on a wide variety of subjects​.

​His work is characterised by an elemental force, that's derived from the importance he put on humanity & empathy in society, his love for being one with nature, a philosophical take on religion and a very sharp reformist outlook towards society's ills like caste, gender & economic inequalities.
Yet he wasn't just an​​ "idealistic ​philosopher," but was a pragmatist who had many firsts in his name. His idea of education was revolutionary for those years, which he implemented in his model institute 'Viswa-Bharati '. His idea on methods of village reconstruction in Bengal & theory of cooperative banking was made into practice in Patisar and Shilaidaha, where the Tagore family had their estates. His concern over the oppression of environment by human is being echoed by others after eight decades. Most importantly, all his life he nurtured liberal ideas in every sphere and wasn't afraid of course correction as the times changed or the need arose.

SPECIAL SPEAKERS & PERFORMERS
Jayati Ghosh
Gifted with a mellifluous voice, and an ever growing urge to dig deep into the roots of the various streams of Bangla 'Gaan' (Song/Music), under the able guidance of notable Hindustani Classical exponents both in Calcutta & Delhi, Jayati is one of the popular names in the Bangla art & music circle of Delhi. Though she is trained professionally as an engineer, who currently works at a Senior Management position with one of India's PSU Navratans, Jayati’s real passion has always been music. In addition to her beautiful rendering of Rabindra Sangeet & other streams of Bangla 'Gaan', her other big strength is the impeccable research that forms the backbone of her engaging & lucid style of presentations, peppered with her own perspectives adding new dimensions for audiences & music lovers.
A widely travelled artist, Jayati has performed at prestigious platforms both at home and abroad. She has performed in Dhaka, Bangladesh as part of Indian PM's Cultural delegation, at Tagore-Einstein Society, Berlin; at the 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Rabindranath Tagore in USA,  Mountain Echoes Literary festival, Bhutan;  Sangeet Natak Akademi & Gujrati Sahitya Sansad, Ahmedabad and many more musical forums at IIC & IHC New Delhi, Bhakti Utsav etc

Sharmila Sinha
Sharmila Sinha is a story teller and writer who has worked with children and young adults on environment and peace building. A recent addition to the DelhiByFoot family of story tellers, heritage educationists and Delhi-loyalists, she is better known for her published work for children, writing on environmental and development concerns of today. To name a few of her past publications -- "Learning from Tsunami – Case studies of Tsunami rehabilitation" from the Centre for Environment Education; "Flight with Birdy", a Book on Global Warming for Children and "Danger at the Dump", published by TERI. Being a Bengali her love for Tagore is thus but natural, which has led her to learning Bangla Gaan very seriously in the last few years. ​She also engages with youth through her 'Desh Dekho' programme to show them the 'other ' India during her projects with some leading Indian universities & colleges. 

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