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Rabindranath Tagore - Light

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913, Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian polymath – poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer and painter. He was a fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. He reshaped Bengali literature and music as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 
Rabindranath Tagore's writing is deeply rooted in both Indian and Western learning traditions. Rabindranath Tagore originally wrote in Bengali, but later reached a broad audience in the West after recasting his poetry in English. In contrast to the frenzied life in the West, his poetry was felt to convey the peace of the soul in harmony with nature. Today's gift is his poem "Light", read by Accredited Lecturer Karin Fernald


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The Arts Society based in The Hague, Netherlands have awarded a grant to Le Nuove Musiche Music Ensemble. The grant will benefit a project aimed at promoting knowledge about 17th century Baroque music in England with two performances by young music students in venues located around The Hague.

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What a welcoming treat on this cold and dark day. Thank you

Regina Towler Wed, 01/12/2021 - 17:17 Permalink

What a welcoming treat on this cold and dark day. Thank you

Regina Towler Wed, 01/12/2021 - 17:15 Permalink

Thank you so much - enlightening and most moving. Well done for the hard work putting it all together. The poem was beautifully read.

Diana Andrews Wed, 01/12/2021 - 17:14 Permalink

Wonderful - thank you.

Janet McIntosh Wed, 01/12/2021 - 17:05 Permalink

What a wonderfully uplifting Artvent. Thank you

Sue Jones Wed, 01/12/2021 - 16:48 Permalink

I am just reading the Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura, and Rabindranath Tagor is mentioned in that book; I read about him for the first time just yesterday. Wow! Talk about serendipidy1

Suzanne Burdon Wed, 01/12/2021 - 16:46 Permalink

The writing of Rabindranath Tragore is always an inspiration. What a lovely way to start the Advent Calendar - with Light.

Wendy Wed, 01/12/2021 - 16:36 Permalink

Great poem - such love expressed.

Anonymous Wed, 01/12/2021 - 16:18 Permalink

Lovely poem, beautifully read.

Sheila Keogh Wed, 01/12/2021 - 16:08 Permalink

A joy! Thank you.
Victoria Mills

Anonymous Wed, 01/12/2021 - 16:04 Permalink