India to Organise Cultural Festival in Egypt to mark Tagore’s 156th Birth Anniversary

Monday 8th of May 2017

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May 8, 2017

India will organise Tagore cultural �Festival in Egypt to mark the 156th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore from May 8-12. Tagore Festival will be organised by way of the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC), that may be the cultural wing of your Indian Embassy in Cairo. The fest will be organised in cooperation along with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, Cairo Opera House, Cultural Production Sector, Dancers Guild and then the Indian Community Association in Egypt.�The festival will feature a dance show, film screening, a play and painting competition.��As associated with the festival, a dance drama depending on Tagore’s work called ‘Chitrangada‘ will be performed by way of the Kolkata-based Dancers’ Guild. Chitrangada�is the warrior princess within the epic, Mahabharata.

Egypt's Connection

Tagore visited Egypt to be a young adolescent in 1878 and later in 1926. Tagore was astounded by the strong literary trends of Egypt. On his visit, he met King Fouad and he has interacted with many different scholars in Alexandria and Cairo. He had an enduring friendship with Egyptian poet Ahmed�Shawki and wrote a moving eulogy on his death in 1932.�Tagore had also discussed the attractive relationship involving the Nile River and then the flourishing civilisation of Egyptians.

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore had been a famous Indian poet (1861-1941). He was the earliest non-European to obtain the Nobel Prize. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 for his number of poems, ‘Gitanjali‘ ;.His poetry, novels, plays, short stories and essays are world renowned consequently they are widely read surrounding the world.�He has contributed immensely to Bengali literature and India’s literary heritage. Rabindranath Tagore had renounced his knighthood protesting against the�Jallianwalla�Bagh Massacre. Rabindranath Tagore was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore who had previously been from the Brahmo Samaj.

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