Rabindranath Tagore’s Bengali essays have been one of the most unexplored genres of his entire writings. More so when his Śāntiniketan essays are concerned as they are in Bengali and extremely difficult to translate into English. Steeped in the ways in which humankind resonates with the universe, these meditative prose pieces reveal the definite possibility of harmonious coexistence of the opposites through love. It also espouses Dr. Medha Bhattacharyya’s pioneering study connecting Tagore’s thought with the concepts of vijñāna and bhāvamukha as propounded by Sri Ramakrishna. A serious reading of these profound essays and imbibing their values can bring about harmony and widespread acceptance among humankind.
Join Dr. Medha Bhattacharyya (Bengal Institute of Technology) for a discussion over her latest book, Rabindranath Tagore’s Śāntiniketan Essays: Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy.
The event begins at noon in the Center for the Humanities, 48 Professors Row, on Wednesday, October 23. Light refreshments will be served.