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Another Asia, by Rustom Bharucha

Another Asia: Rabindranath Tagore and Okakura Tenshi
2009
Oxford, India.

“Set against a panoramic background of inter-Asian cultural politics, and drawing on the intersections of the late Meiji period in Japan and the Swadeshi movement in Bengal, Another Asia elaborates on the ideals of Asia catalyzed by the meeting of Rabindranath Tagore and the Japanese art historian and curator Okakura Tenshin in Calcutta in 1902. The book weaves through an intricate tapestry of ideas relating to pan-Asianism, nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and friendship, and positions the early modernist tensions of the period within-and against-the spectre of a unified Asia that concealed considerable political differences. The book draws on pan-Asian works such as The Ideals of the East and The Awakening of the East, in counterpoint to Tagore’s radical Nationalism. The book, offering new insights into the ways in which the Orient travelled within and beyond Asia stimulated by emergent modes of vernacular cosmopolitanism, will appeal to students and scholars of cultural studies, South Asian postcolonial literature, literary theory, and performance studies, as well as general readers.”

RABINDRANATH TAGORE a 1961 Documentary by Satyajit Ray

Rabindranath Tagore
Script. commentary & Direction: Satyajit Ray
1961, India. Documentary, 54 min, B/W
Producer: Films Division, Govt. of India

Cinematography: Soumendu Roy
Editing: Dulal Dutta
Art Direction: Bansi Chandragupta
Music: Jyotirindra Moitra

Cast
Raya Chatterjee, Sovanlal Ganguli, Smaran Ghosal, Purnendu Mukherjee, Kallol Bose, Subir Bose, Phani Nan, Norman Ellis

Read more:  http://www.satyajitray.org/films/tagore.htm

Photos from workshop moments in Berlin by Carla Cruz

This is the collection of photos of the various events held for the fourth workshop in Berlin. Friday at NGBK; Saturday at Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmannan’s Studio and again in the NGBK in the evening

Anna Boghiguian's drawing

Anna Boghiguian’s drawing, NGBK Berlin

Otolith Group mural detail

Otolith Group mural detail, NGBK Berlin

Otolith Group mural

Otolith Group mural, NGBK Berlin

Elzbieta Walter: Public Talk

Elzbieta Walter public talk

Elzbieta Walter

Audience, NGBK

Audience, NGBK

Elzbieta Walter

Elzbieta Walter

A German translation of Tagore from 1918, brought by a member of the audience

A German translation of Tagore from 1918, brought by a member of the audience

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workshop at Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann’s studio

 

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workshop at Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann’s studio

 

FRAGMENTING TAGORE: Saturday 12 April

NGBK, Andrea Phillips, Grant Watson and Elke Falat

NGBK, Andrea Phillips, Grant Watson and Elke Falat

Anshuman Biswas and Magda Mayas: Parentheses on Truth, Beauty and Humanity; a live event based on the conversations between Einstein and Tagore with took place at Einstein’s house near Berlin in 1930.

Anshuman Biswas and Magda Meyer

Anshuman Biswas and Magda Mayas

NGBK audience

NGBK audience

Anshuman Dasgupta: Translating Tagore: the problems and possibilities of attending Tagore from another language and culture

Anshuman Dasgupta and Sanchayan Ghosh

Anshuman Dasgupta and Sanchayan Ghosh

Adrian Rifkin: Tagore seen seated: some others standing, a short speculation in composing the past-imperfect of the ‘post-colonial’

adrian rifkin

Adrian Rifkin

Collection of photos from Kolkata and Santiniketan, by DAI students

DAI students, india

DAI students

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the grounds of Jorasanko Thakur Bari, Tagore’s House in Kolkata

the grounds of Jorasanko Thakur Bari, Tagore’s House in Kolkata

on the train to Bolpur, palm trees

on the train to Bolpur

rice fields

rice fields

The Kala Bhavan campus, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan

The Kala Bhavan campus, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan

The Kala Bhavan campus, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, building

The Kala Bhavan campus, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan

The Kala Bhavan campus, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, buildings

The Kala Bhavan campus, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan

At Visva-Bharati studios

At Visva-Bharati studios

At Visva-Bharati studios

At Visva-Bharati studios

At Visva-Bharati studios

At Visva-Bharati studios

At Visva-Bharati studios, artwork

At Visva-Bharati studios

At Santiniketan

At Santiniketan

Santiniketan

Santiniketan

The Kala Bhavan campus, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan

The Kala Bhavan campus, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan

Santhal Family sculpture

Santhal Family sculpture by Ramkinkar Baij, 1938

Wendelien van Oldenborgh photographing the Santhal Family Sculpture

Wendelien van Oldenborgh photographing the Santhal Family Sculpture

Santhal family, sculpture

Santhal family, sculpture

Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan

Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan

 

Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, classroom

Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan

 

The Kala Bhavan campus, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan

The Kala Bhavan campus, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan

 

Subramnyan Mastermoshai mutals

Subramanyan Mastermoshai Studio murals, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan

 

 

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Shanay Jhaveri talks about Tagore and Victoria Ocampo’s relationship

Shanay Jhaveri talks about Tagore and Victoria Ocampo’s relationship, his visit to Argentina and the famous chair he took all the way back home. Seated on this chair Tagore read and ‘understood’ Baudelaire’s poetry.

 

Shanay Jhaveri talks about Rabindranath Tagore at Boulogne Billancourt

Shanay Jhaveri talks about Rabindranath Tagore at Boulogne Billancourt, Albert Khan’s Garden film: Camille Sauvageot and Roger Dumas, 1921. Iniva November 2013. First workshop.

See the original footage

Anshuman Dasgupta’s Visva-Bharati Mural’s photos

Here you can see a selection of Anshuman Dasgupta Visva-Bharati Mural’s that accompanied is tele-presentation for the third workshop, Iniva March London 2014.

K. G. Subramanyan, Black and White Mural, detail,

K. G. Subramanyan, Black and White Mural, detail, courtesy Anshuman Dasgupta

K. G. Subramanyan, Black and White Mural, detail,

K. G. Subramanyan, Black and White Mural, detail, courtesy Anshuman Dasgupta

K. G. Subramanyan, Black and White Mural, detail,

K. G. Subramanyan, Black and White Mural, detail, courtesy Anshuman Dasgupta

K. G. Subramanyan, Mastermoshai Studio Mural, detail

K. G. Subramanyan, Mastermoshai Studio Mural, detail, courtesy Anshuman Dasgupta

K. G. Subramanyan, Mastermoshai Studio Mural, detail

K. G. Subramanyan, Mastermoshai Studio Mural, detail, courtesy Anshuman Dasgupta

K. G. Subramanyan, Mastermoshai Studio Mural, detail

K. G. Subramanyan, Mastermoshai Studio Mural, detail, courtesy Anshuman Dasgupta

Ansuman Biswas and Guests – Concert

part 1

The performance was a re-imagining of some Tagore songs in a universal, trans-national context. The Bengali poetry was refracted through a lens made up of European free improvisation, Western orchestral music and Amharic song.

The ensemble comprised:
Ansuman Biswas – musical direction
Guillaume Viltard – bass
Ian Smith – trumpet
Marlies van Gengelen – oboe
Haymanot Tesfa – voice

part 2