Remembering India’s literary giant

A ceremony to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Rabindranath Tagore, the Indian poet, playwright, author and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature will be held on Thursday, September 16, at the ICES Auditorium, No 2, Kynsey Terrace, Colombo 8 at 5 p.m.

Organized by the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, the ceremony features a lecture titled “Rabindranath Tagore: Reflections, Relevance and Readings,” by Sharmila Kantha, an accomplished author and wife of the High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka.

An excerpt of poems from “Gitanjali”, the publication which earned Rabindranath Tagore the Nobel Prize for Literature will be read by Lakmali Jayasinghe, Managing Editor of “Nethra Review”. The ceremony will end with the screening of the film “Charulata” one of Satyajith Ray’s masterpieces, based on a story by Tagore.

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