Press Conference: Gora -Novel by Rabindranath Tagore
Tagore’s ‘Gora’ proves its relevance today as it is set for telecast on Doordarshan
New Delhi, 16 October: The true definition of a classic is its timelessness. A work of literature written a century earlier is a classic if it is as relevant today as it was when it was first conceived.Perhaps that is what differentiates first Asian Nobel Laureate and eminent author Rabindranath Tagore from his contemporaries: almost everything he wrote in his lifetime is as relevant to the India of today as it was to the India of the colonial era.Tagore’s second novel ‘Gora’ – arguably one of his best - deals with the debate between Modernity and Tradition with arguments both for and against traditionally accepted norms. Commissioned by Doordarshan, this novel made into a Hindi television serial will be telecast on the national network DD 1. To be telecast in 26 episodes, the series will be shown every Monday and Tuesday at 9.30 pm. from 29 October.
City Event in New Delhi | 16 Oct 2012
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