Symposium 2: The Relevance of

Tagore in modern times


The second of the Tagoreans' symposium in 2016 was held at the Nehru Centre on Thursday 22nd September 2016 and was the second of two seminars organised in 2016 to commemorate the golden jubilee anniversary of the Tagoreans. The symposium was preceded by a drinks reception hosted by The Tagoreans.

Our world is threatened with destruction by both predictable and unpredictable harms to humanity. Growing religious conflicts, war, political repression, poverty and environmental demise could make earth inhabitable to humans very soon. This event once again aimed to explore Tagore’s thoughts, ideas and vision to help meet these threats and to help save humanity.

Partha Mitter: An eminent writer and historian, emeritus professor in art history, university of Sussex, member of Wolfson college, Oxford.

Dr Imre Bangha : Associate Professor of Hindi at Wolfson College, University of Oxford. A Phd. From Visva Bharati, and co-editor of two highly acclaimed books on Tagore.

Tanika Gupta: A playwright and screenwriter, who has also written scripts for television and radio plays which have been performed at the RSC, Royal Court and Sadlers Well.

Baroness Shreela Flather (Chair) is the life peer of Windsor and Maidenhead in the royal county of Berkshire. She was the first Asian woman to receive a peerage.



SEP 2016

12:30 am


4.30 pm