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Rabindranath Tagore: Citizen of His Country and the Universe

Santiniketan to Smithsonian: A Tribute to Tagore Uma Das Gupta Tagore scholar, historian, and biographer, Kolkata, India Uma Das Gupta is a scholar, historian, and biographer whose research has focused on the institutions founded by Tagore at Santiniketan and Sriniketan. She has led the Tagore Museum and Archives at Visva-Bharati, served as director of the United States Educational Foundation in India for the Eastern Region, and is currently governor of West Bengal's Nominee to Visva-Bharati's Court. Her works include Oxford India Tagore: Selected Writings on Education and Nationalism; Rabindranath Tagore: My Life in My Words; Santiniketan and Sriniketan: A Historical Introduction; Rabindranath Tagore: A Biography; and A Difficult Friendship: Letters of Edward Thompson and Rabindranath Tagore 1913-1940. Two books are forthcoming: An Illustrated Life of Rabindranath Tagore (Oxford University Press) and Essays in History and Culture: Rabindranath Tagore as Visionary (Penguin). Das Gupta has taught at Jadavpur and Visva-Bharati universities and has held fellowships at Oxford and Columbia. ----- 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: 33:32


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