e-tribute to Tagore's Nobel prize centenary

Kolkata, Nov 14 : To commemorate the 100 years of Rabindranath Tagore receiving the Noble Prize for literature in 1913, education house Techno India Group (TIG) has launched an e-book titled "Gitanjali Indian" on the verses that fetched the world poet the iconic award.

This new e-book 'Gitanjali Indian' is conceptualised and visualised by Satyam Roy Chowdhury.

Tagore's e-book 'Gitanjali Indian' is now available in 14 different languages - English, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Bodo, Gujarati, Kokbarak, Lepcha, Malayalam, Manipuri, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi and Urdu.

It was a cultural evening title Gitanjali ' r Golpo where the e-book was released on Wednesday. The ceremony was inaugurated with the Rabindra Sangeet "Aguner Parashmoni" , followed by a talk by TIG chairman Goutam Roy Chowdhury.

Amitandranath Tagore, a member of the Tagore family present there, said, "Rabindranath Tagore wrote Gitanjali not to get Noble Prize, but to inform his foreigner friends about his work, about his verses".

The enriched presence and performances by personalities from the music, fashion and cultural world like Indranil Sen, Biplab Ganguly, Raya Bhattacharya, Jayati Chakraborty, Kamalini Mukherjee, Anjan Dutta, Suvaprasanna Bhattacharjee, Suchismita Das, Bratati Bandopadhyay, Manomoy Bhattacharya, Locket Chatterjee, Haimanti Shukla, Agnimitra Paul, Santanu Roychowdhury, Shibaji Chatterjee, Arundhuti Holm Chowdhury, Sraboni Sen, Sanjay, Aparna, Hira, Tithi and Nabanita Roychowdhury made the evening special.

--IBNS (Posted on 14-11-2013)

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