Bibliography on Tagore and his works
The Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation (RRRLF)
RRRLF, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture, is compiling two exhaustive bibliographies on:
(i) Tagore’s works translated into Indian languages and English
(ii) Works on Tagore published in different Indian languages. A part of the bibliography covering Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Oriya, Urdu, Kannada and Telugu has been completed.
These two publications are to be released during the year 2011.
Another bibliographic project has been undertaken by RRRLF whose purpose is to prepare a list of out of print works by Tagore published earlier in Indian languages so that reprint editions can be released during the National Commemoration Year.
The National Library, Kolkata
The National Library has in its holdings a prized collection of manuscripts of Rabindranath Tagore. These and some early editions of books by Tagore formed a major part of an exhibition held in June 2011.
In August 2011, the Library will release a printed bibliography, along with its on-line version, listing the books written by and on Rabindranath Tagore in all major Indian languages and in English, available at the National Library, Kolkata. It will contain art plates depicting facsimiles of the original title pages of a few old books in each Indian language covered.
In December 2011, ‘Rabindranath Tagore – A Digital Archive’ will be uploaded on the National Library website. This archive is a collection of digitised books written by and on Rabindranath Tagore during the earlier phase of his career. Copies of these are now rare.
The Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation has also undertaken a project to list out works of Tagore in different Indian languages which are out of print, with a view to republish them for wide distribution by May, 2012.
'Rabindra Chitravali' is a compilation of more than 2,000 images of Tagore’s paintings, drawings and doodles, most of them reproduced, for the first time ever. As a rich critical apparatus, the volumes include commentaries, notes, relevant information and technical details relating to the works reproduced and an overarching introduction, all provided by Professor R Siva Kumar, Professor of Art History, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. The collection also contains translations of Tagore’s own writings on art and aesthetics and his own painting.
The four annotated volumes of Chitravali have been sourced from the rich collection of Rabindranath Tagore’s works available in Visva Bharati, Rabindra Bharati University and the National Gallery of Modern Art.
The first volume of ‘Rabindra Chitravali’ was released by UPA Chairperson Smt. Sonia Gandhi at the inaugural ceremony of National Commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. The other three volumes will be printed in the commemoration year.