Santiniketan to Smithsonian: A Tribute to Tagore Raman Siva Kumar Professor, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, India Raman Siva Kumar is a professor of history and art at Kala Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan. His research and writing have made significant contributions to the study of artists from Santiniketan, and have helped to bring the attention of the art world to Tagore's painting. In the article "Rabindranath and the Indian Art Scene," he delineates the historical and cultural factors that lead Tagore to take up painting, finding parallels between the artworks and themes in the writings. Kumar's books include The Santiniketan Murals; My Pictures: A Collection of Paintings by Rabindranath Tagore; and Santiniketan: A Contextual Modernism. He is currently working on a comprehensive four-volume work on Tagore's pictorial oeuvre and is serving as curator of a Tagore exhibition. The exhibition will travel in Europe and the United States this year. ----- 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: Sunday, May 29, 2011
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