The cultural wing of the High Commission of India arranged a book launching ceremony at the high commission’s cultural centre in Gulshan on Friday.
The book is titled ‘Rabindranath Tagore: Reclaiming a Cultural Icon’ by Professor Khan Sarwar Murshid and it is edited by Professor Kathleen M O’Connell and Joseph T. The Visva-Bharati Granthan Vibhag of Kolkata has published the book.The book contains five chapters including 25 articles, prepared by over twenty international experts on Rabindranath Tagore.
The chapters include ‘The man and his values’, ‘Artist and composer: music, dance, drama and painting’, ‘Educator and pioneer in rural development’, ‘Response in Europe’ and ‘Response in Bengal’. The book is priced at 350 Indian Rupees. The book is available at the bookshops both in Bangladesh and India.Dr Anisuzzaman, Mahmud Shah Qureshi, Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya, Lubna Maruam and Shaheda Akter are among others who contributed for the book from Bangladesh.
The book launching ceremony began with a recitation of the poem ‘Banshiwala’ of Tagore. Aberi recited the poem while the programme was ended with three Tagore songs by Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya. May 8.