Yadunandan Center for India Studies, Festival: 150th anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore’s birth

September 21, 2010

On Saturday-Sunday, September 25-26, the Yadunandan Center for India Studies and CLA are presenting a major two-day gathering to kick off Southern California celebrations of the 150th  anniversary of Tagore’s birth.  Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.   The main events on are in Gujarati and Bengali; however, the Youth Session on Saturday the 25th, 2-5, in PE-59, is in English and students will have a chance to see some classic biographical documentaries (one by Satyajit Ray) on Tagore and have discussions on Tagore and Gandhi. Free lunch and dinner will be served before and after the Youth Program in the patio area adjacent to ECS-105.  On Sunday September 26, the third session will be held from 9:30am to 11:45pm at ECS-105.  Music and drama will be presented from 2-5pm at the Jain Center of Southern California in Buena Park. Musical renderings of Tagore songs in Bengali and Gujarati translations of Kabuliwala will be presented. The play will be in Gujarati. For event schedules: Arnold Kaminsky [akamin@csulb.edu]