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Rustom Bharucha talk: The Affective affinities of Rabindranath Tagore and Okakura Tenshin

Performance theorist Rustom Bharucha delivers a lecture on his unique research into the friendship between the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore and Japanese curator Okakura Tenshin. This talk is part of research project Tagore, Pedagogy and Contemporary Visual Cultures, a partnership between Iniva and Goldsmiths, University of London, which looks at Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore’s legacy in relation to cultural translation, curatorship, education, and historical precedent.

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Elzbieta Walter – public talk

Public talk by Elzbieta Walter introduced and chaired by Landings (Natasha Ginwala and Vivian Ziherl)

Despite the fact that Tagore never visited Poland, he is no doubt the only Indian writer whose writings have been extensively translated into Polish.  The play Dakghar (The Post Office) has been translated into Polish five times by different translators. It was also staged several times. One of the most significant staging was conducted during the Second World War in Poland in Jewish Orphans’ Home in the Warsaw ghetto run by Janusz Korczak. Janusz Korczak was the pen name of Henryk Goldszmit (1878/79-1942), a Polish-Jewish educator, physician, children’s author and essayist. He organized a staging of Dakghar with the children of the orphanage just few weeks before several of them and he were deported to the concentration camp of Treblinka.

Elzbieta Walter is a Tagore scholar and literary theorist based in Poland, and an alumnus of Santiniketan.

Rustom Bharucha’s public talks

Postmortem: Terror and Performance6 June, 5pm ⎪ Goldsmiths College, Small Cinema – RHB 185 Introduced by Andrea Phillips  Followed by a reception to launch Terror and Performance by Rustom Bharucha (Routledge, May 2014).

Performing ‘Asia’: The Affective Affinities of Rabindranath Tagore and Okakura Tenshin 7 June, 3pm – 5pm Iniva, 1 Rivington Place  Introduced by Grant Watson £7 (£5 concessions)

Rustom Bharucha, Iniva June 2014

Rustom Bharucha, Iniva June 2014, photo by Carla Cruz

Performance theorist Rustom Bharucha delivers a lecture on his unique research into the friendship between the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore and Japanese curator Okakura Tenshin. This talk is part of research project Tagore, Pedagogy and Contemporary Visual Cultures, a partnership between Iniva and Goldsmiths, University of London, which looks at Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore’s legacy in relation to cultural translation, curatorship, education, and historical precedent.

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