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The Art of Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

The Arts Society Leicester present The Art of Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

SpeakerDr John Stevens

A renowned poet, novelist, composer and painter, Rabindranath Tagore is arguably the most important Indian artistic figure of the modern era; he 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 his art played in the story of India’s fight for independence.

Further Information

From September to June ASL present a programme of lectures covering a wide range of interests and tastes with an informative line-up of speakers talking about a variety of subjects.  Whether you come on your own or with friends you will be in the company of like-minded people in a vibrant environment of learning, sharing and socialising.

Members – membership of ASL offers the chance to enjoy nine lectures a year in addition to numerous other benefits including newsletters and volunteering opportunities plus the option to take part in visits, study days and an annual social event.

Visitors – non-members are most welcome to attend up to two lectures annually, it is an excellent way to try out membership.  Just come along and pay on the door, attendance at one lecture costs £7.