Remembering Rabindranath – 150th birth anniversary celebrations

Type: Event
Location: Auditorium, AFB
City: Bangalore
Date: Sat, 2011/03/26 – 10:00am

The Alliance Française de Bangalore in collaboration with Vyas, Film Division, Bangalore, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, invites you to a screening of rare documentaries films on Rabindranath Tagore and a photography exhibition on Tagore’s life as part of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations to pay homage to the noble laureate.


The exhibition will be inaugurated by Prof. Dhiraj Choudhury, prominent artist from Bengal on Saturday 26 March at 6:00 pm.



Screening of documentaries 26th March 2011 at 7:00 pm

1. Rabindranath Tagore directed by Satyajit Ray

Biographical film on the life of the poet Rabindranath Tagore, prepared with the help of live shots, sktches, photographs and a dramtic impersonation of his early life. He was in different fields of art as a poet, as a painter, as a rebel and as an educational reformer.

2. Tagore Painting directed by Ranbir Roy

The film brings in the screen the paintings of the great artist Rabindranath Tagore. The paintings reflect a wide gamut of moods like anger, hilarity, bitterness, despair, violence, cynicism etc.

3. Shantiniketan (The Abode of Peace) – directed by A.P.Sinha & K.N.Samarath

Shantiniketan was established by Maharshi Debendranath Tagore, the father of the renowned poet Rabindranath Tagore. He had found the place very peaceful and named it Shantiniketan which means the abode (niketan) of peace (shanti).

Rabindranath Tagore established his school Patha Bhavana here as a Gurukul on the ideals of the Guru Shishya Parampara of ancient India. The underlying principle of the school is education in a natural environment. Later, when Tagore received the Nobel Prize in Literature for his poetic masterpiece Gitanjali 1913, he developed the school into a university in 1921 and named it Viswa Bharati.

This program is supported by Vati Consulting Private Ltd., Bangalore.