Literature Panel: The Tagore-Gandhi Letters
In this discussion moderated by Ritu Birla, Ashis Nandy and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, scholars and authors of early 20th century Indian history, recapture the conversation between Mohandas Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore.
- Sat., Mar. 12, 2011, 1:30 PM
- Family Theater
- 90 minutes
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Moderator: Ritu Birla
FREE, no tickets required
Not only did Mohandas Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore influence India for all time, they influenced each other. Between 1915, the year Gandhi landed in India from South Africa, and 1941, the year of Tagore's death, the Mahatma and the poet exchanged letters, debated, and discussed issues in person, as well as in the pages of the two journals they edited: Young India (Gandhi) and Modern Review (Tagore). Ashis Nandy and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, scholars and authors of early 20th century Indian history, recapture the conversation between these two powerful figures.
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Presented in cooperation with Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi and Embassy of India, Washington, DC.
Indra K. Nooyi
David M. Rubenstein
Stephen A. Schwarzman
Dr. Romesh and Kathleen Wadhwani
The HRH Foundation
Major support is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein.
Additional support is provided by the Trehan Foundation, Dr. Romesh and Kathleen Wadhwani, Amway Corporation, and RB Properties Inc.
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