May 24, 2013 | 10:31 PM (BD Time)
24 May, 2013 Friday
Reading Circle’s book reading on Tagore’s short stories at IGCC tomorrow
Art & Culture Report:
On the occasion of the centenary of the publication of Rabindranath Tagore's celebrated work-"Gitanjali"-in English, the Indira Gandhi Culture Centre (IGCC) of the High Commission of India is going to organise an evening of book reading by noted literary group of Bangladesh, "The Reading Circle", of Rabindranath Tagore's short stories at the IGCC in the city's Gulshan area on May 19 at 5:30pm.
Rabindranath Tagore's monumental composition "Gitanjali" was published in English for the first time in 1912 in England that a year later, won him the coveted Nobel Prize.
It is to commemorate the centenary of this historic moment of the first publication of "Gitanjali" in English that the IGCC is organising the evening of discussion and readings of Tagore's short stories by Prof Niaz Zaman, Advocate Asfa Hussain, Mahboob Alam, Shahrukh Rahman, Tanveerul Haq, Jackie Kabir, Shahana Rab, Ayesha Kabir, Syed Badrul Ahsan and others.
The Reading Circle is a group of readers who meet regularly and chooses books for reading and discussing on several relevant occasions. Established about six years ago, the Reading Circle, reads a wide variety of books written by authors from all over the world and attempts to popularise and promote works of Bangladeshi authors, in particular. It was instrumental in bringing writers such as Aruna Chakravarti, Amitav Ghosh and Mani Sankar Mukherji to Dhaka in recent times. n
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