The Many Worlds of Rabindranath Tagore

The University of Chicago, 27-28 October

Program Tagore UChicago (pdf)


The Franke Institute for the Humanities (conference room: S 118)

Fulton Recital Hall (4th floor)

Program Tagore (pdf)

Day 1, Thursday Oct 27, 2011

9-9.30: Welcome address by
David A. Greene, Executive Vice-President of the University of Chicago
Mukta Datta Tomar, Consul-General of India in Chicago

9.30-10.45: Opening lecture: ‘Tagore’s Religion of Humanity,’ Martha Nussbaum, Introduced by Wendy Doniger

10.45-11.00 Tea break


Kunal Chakrabarti

‘History in the proper Sense of the Term’: Rabindranath Tagore on the Representations of India’s past’

Udaya Kumar

‘Conditions of Reception: Rabindranath Tagore in Kerala’

1.00-2.00: Lunch


France Bhattacharya

‘Rabindranath Tagore and his French friends: early enthusiasm and late misunderstandings’

Yin Xi’nan

‘Tagore’s Multifarious Receptions in Modern Chinese Literary Circles’

4.00-4.20: Tea

Keynote address:

‘Tagore and Bengali Muslims’

Day 2, Friday Oct 28, 2011

Leonard Lewisohn

‘Rabindranath Tagore’s Syncretistic Philosophy and the Persian Sufi Tradition’

William Radice

‘Tagore and Christianity’

11.00-11.15: Tea


Supriya Chaudhuri

‘Not at Home: Gender, Space and Desire in Tagore’

Lars Christian Koch

Rabindra Sangit: The songs of Rabindranath Tagore, its cultural shaping and international encounters’

12.45-2.00: Lunch Break

2.00-4.00: James Conlon Lecture Demonstration (Fulton Hall)

‘A Lyric Symphony:  Tagore and Zemlinsky’

4.00: Reception

Sponsors of the event:

The Committee on Southern Asian Studies
The Franke Institute for the Humanities
The Nicholson Center for British Studies
The Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT)

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