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Emergence of the "New" Woman in the Works of Rabindranath Tagore

Santiniketan to Smithsonian: A Tribute to Tagore Kathleen M. O'Connel Professor, University of Toronto, Canada Kathleen M. O'Connell teaches courses on South Asian culture at New College, University of Toronto. She is especially interested in the portrayal of women in Tagore's fictional works, not simply from a socio-historical perspective but also as "a methodology to understand the development and transformation of the female psyche." She explored this theme in her paper "Emergence of the 'New' Woman in the Works of Rabindranath Tagore," published by the University of Toronto. Her other writings include the books Rabindranath Tagore: Claiming a Cultural Icon and Rabindranath Tagore: The Poet as Educator. ----- This program was made possible by GENEROUS FINANCIAL AND IN-KIND support from Esha and Anandarup Ray. LEAD SUPPORT FROM Dr. Rita and Mr. A.J. Gupta, Saswati and Asok Motayed, Candace J. and Suri Sastri GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM Rama and Arun Deva, Manjulika and Hiten Ghosh, Sambhu and Promila Banik, Indu and Girish Jindia , Ram Mukunda (India Globalization Capital Inc.) ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM Meera and Debdas Ghosal, Amitava and Sanghamitra Dutta, Arun and Ibhana Mukherjee, Rajiv and Neena Shenoy (ORCA TV), Sona Varma and Sujoy Bose, Rina and Subhash Saha, Supriya and Devbrat Dutt, Anand A. Devadas SPECIAL THANKS TO The Embassy of India, The Indian Council for Cultural Relations ADVISORY COMMITTEE Samia Ahmed, Monali Chowdhurie-Aziz, Rama Deva, Manjulika and Hiten Ghosh, Sukanya Mukherji, Esha and Anandarup Ray, Hitabrata Roy, Krishna Roy ----- Originally aired: Saturday, May 28, 2011
Length: 29:35

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