To commemorate the 150th aniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, Taj Banjara is presenting a lecture on 'Seeking The Real Gitanjali' by William Radice, on 13th November, at 11am.
Radice will speak about his new translation of Tagore's "Gitanjali", to be published in May 2011. The lecture will be followed by an interactive session to be chaired by Prof. A Raghuramaraju, in which Prof. Sasheej Hegde, Prof. P R K Rao and Dr. Anandita Mukhopadhyaya will participate.
William Radice is a poet, writer and translator, and a senior lecturer in Bengali in the School Of Oriental And African Studies, University Of London. He researches Bengali language and literature. He has translated several Bengali works, including works by Rabindranath Tagore and Michael Madhusudan Dutt, to English.
He rewrote the text "Debotar Grash" by Rabindranath Tagore as an opera-libretto, which was put to music by Param Vir Singh. He wrote the libretto for a new children's opera "Chincha-Chancha Cooroo" ("The Weaver's Wedding"), with music by Bernard Hughes.
He has published 9 volumes of poetry, ranging from "Eight Sections" (1974), "Strivings" (1980), "Louring Skies" (1985) and "Gifts" (2002), to his latest two books "This Theatre Royal" (2004) and "Green, Red, Gold" (2005), a novel in 101 sonnets.
Entry is free for everyone. Please contact the venue at 6666-9999 for further details.