Symposium 1: The Relevance of

Tagore in modern times


We are living in a world beset with various threats to humanity with growing religious conflicts, political repression, poverty and environmental destruction. This event aimed to explore Tagore's thoughts, beliefs, ideas and vision to help meet these challenges and to help save humanity.


Dr John Stevens - Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Languages and Cultures of South Asia, SOAS. The main focus of his research is historical, utilizing sources in English and Bengali to promote the understanding of the histories of India and Britain.

Ragini Mohite - Postgraduate Research Student at the University of Leeds. Her thesis deals with the early 20th century writings of Tagore and Yeats.

Valerie Doulton - Writer, Producer, Artistic Director of the Live literature Company. She directed and produced William Radice’s translation of The Post Office.

Chair – Clare Short, Distinguished Labour Politician

Presented by The Tagoreans, this symposium on 31 March 2016 at the Nehru Centre, London was the first of two to commemorate the Golden Jubilee anniversary of The Tagoreans, an organisation that believes in Rabindranath Tagore’s philosophy of life and draws its inspiration from his creativity in various fields such as literature, music and art. The symposium was preceded by a drinks reception at the Nehru Centre, hosted by The Tagoreans.

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MAR 2016