ISBN 9788129100276,The Centre Of Indian Culture

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ISBN 9788129100276

Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2003

ISBN 9788129100276

ISBN-10 8129100274


Number of Pages 74 Pages
Language (English)


A lecture delivered by Rabindranath Tagore on 9 February, 1919, in Madras, The Centre of Indian Cultures was, according to Prabhat Kumar Mukhopadhyay, author of Rabindra-Jivani, the first lecture to be delivered by Tagore in English in India. It was repeated on 27 March later that year, in Kolkata, at the Empire Theatre. A sharply observant and sincere piece of work, it conveys Tagore's opinion about the prevalent system of education in early 20th century India, and the need for change. About the Author One of India's most cherished figures, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1914) was a novelist, short-story writer, poet, essayist, painter, educationist and thinker, the first non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913. He modernised Bengali literature, moving it away from its rigid classical form and strict linguistic structure. Known for works such as Gitanjali (Song Offerings), Gora (Fair-Faced) and Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World,) his novels, short stories and verse are considered part of the greatest of world literature, famous for their exploration of the political and the personal. He also wrote the national anthem of India, Jana Gana Mana, and of Bangladesh, Amar Shonar Bangla.