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Something Old, Something New: Rabindranath Tagore 150th Birth Anniversary Volume

 
Pratapaditya Pal (Editor)
Synopsis
In 1961 to celebrate the birth centenary of the Nobel Laureate Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), an entire issue of Marg magazine was devoted to a meditation on the painter Rabindranath by its then editor Mulk Raj Anand. This time around Marg presents that pathbreaking essay along with two others from its archives and nine fresh ones in a potpourri of the old and the new as a 150th anniversary tribute in a new millenium to the brightest luminary of the 20th century Indian sky.
 
Together the essays in this volume cover a wide range of subjects – Tagore’s early romance and personality, drama, dance and painting – with new voices that offer novel insights into the emotional and intellectual life of the poet who contributed so much to the cultural and spiritual consciousness of the unfragmented subcontinent. 
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About the author

Pratapaditya Pal

Pratapaditya Pal is currently Fellow for Research at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, and General Editor of Marg Publications in Mumbai. For twenty-five years (1970-95) he was Senior Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art and from 1996 to 2003 Visiting Curator for Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he most recently organized the much acclaimed exhibition Himalayas: An Aesthetic Adventure (2003).

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Bibliographic information

Title Something Old, Something New: Rabindranath Tagore 150th Birth Anniversary Volume
Format Hardcover
Date published: 02.04.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Marg Publications
Language: English
isbn 9789380581057
length 204p., Illustrations; 32cm.