EventsEvents

  • Instituting Tagore Fellowship where a Nobel laureate in the field of literature will be invited for a month and arrangements will be made for his/her readings and lectures in different parts of the country including Shantinikentan.
  • An international seminar on Tagore will be held in Delhi in 2011.
  • 150 young writers, inclusive of women writers, will be visiting Jorasanko and Shantiniketan in four batches on a quarterly basis selected from 24 Indian languages (Two batches have already visited).
  • Bharatiya Kavita Utsav where nearly 150 poets from Indian languages will take part and read poetry in different parts of the country.
  • One hour documentary on Rabindranath Tagore.
  • Re-printing all the works of Tagore in the languages already published by the Akademi.
  • An exhibition on Tagore and his works in English and in all the Indian languages published by different Indian and foreign publishers.
  • A seminar on Geetanjali in Indian languages and translation of Geetanjali in different Indian languages will be discussed. For example, in Hindi there are 38 translations by different translators, in Kannada more than 6 and in Punjabi nearly 4 versions are available . This will facilitate analysing the history of translations of Geetanjali in Indian languages.
  • The Great Encounter: Dialogue Between Gandhi and Tagore. Several socio-political and cultural issues, these two great minds thought about shall be discussed in the seminar.
  • A National Seminar on the novels of Rabindranath Tagore particularly with reference to the significance of Gora.
  • Small scale seminars/symposiums at local and regional level on important Indian writers like Kuvempu, Bendre, A. N. Krishna Rao in Kannada, Subramaniyam Bharati; in Tamil and Asan in Malayalam, Devendra Sathyarthi and Amar Bharathi in Punjabi, Suravara Pratapa Reddy, Bejawad Gopala Reddy in Telugu, etc. who have been influenced by Tagore and his literature. Also organising seminars in collaboration with various institutes and universities.
  • Small scale seminars at certain places associated with Tagore like Tripura. Orissa and Karnataka.
  • The bibliography of works on and by Tagore available in the Sahitya Akademi library in a CD format as well as in booklet to be published.
  • Bibliography of Geetanjali in Indian languages to be published during the year.
  • Procuring important prints of Tagore’s paintings and drawings for display in all the premises of Sahitya Akademi offices throughout the country (Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi).
  • A fresh anthology of Tagore’s writings for children in different Indian languages to be published.
  • Anthology of poetry on Rabindranath Tagore written in different Indian languages will be published in English and Hindi.
  • Seminar on Rabindranath Tagore in all languages recognised by the Sahitya Akademi at different parts of the country.
  • A play to be staged based on the short story ‘Mujhe Tagore Bana De Maa ‘ By Mohan Bhandari in Punjabi.
  • The Mandi House Circle is a cultural hub and hence it is proposed that the Government may be requested to declare the Mandi House Circle as Tagore Circle or Rabindra Chowk. It is also suggested to have life size statue of Rabindranath Tagore sculptured by a renowned artist to be installed at the Circle. It could be unveiled by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India (now Lalit Kala Akademi is looking after this).
  • Requesting the Postal Department to release a Commemorative Stamp on Rabindranath Tagore on the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary (for organising the function).
  • Arranging stage productions and concerts of Tagore's plays and poems.
  • Rendering of Rabindra Sangeet will be organised at the end of all the literary activities.
  • One writer each selected from 24 languages (aged below 40) will be invited in a programme in Delhi, where they will express their opinion about the relevance of Tagore's writings today. This programme may be held for two days.
  • Recital of Tagore's poems in Assamese, Bodo, Manipuri, Oriya and English, to be held in Kolkata or in Guwahati. Similar programmes in regional languages will be held in Bangaluru, Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi.
  • A commemorative volume on Tagore on the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary.
    Screening of the films based on Tagore's various works:
  • Sahitya Akademi is planning to organise an event - Tagore in Cinema, Cinema in Tagore.
  • About 35 short and long films inclusive of documentaries and feature films will be screened in a week long festival to be held in Delhi along with the debates and discussions involving authors and actors who are connected with the films.
  • Rabindranath Tagore’s selected poems in different Indian languages will be brought out in an anthology in Bengali and Hindi translations.