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Literary Festival 2011 - Storylines and Songscapes: Celebrating Tagore's short stories

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Speaker(s): Various speakers and artists - see the event listing on the LSE website for details

Recorded on 16 February 2011 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.

Celebrating Rabindranath Tagore's 150th anniversary, this production marks his seminal contribution to Indian fiction with his short stories. The presentation includes a reading of four short stories in English translations, live music and dance, and film clips.

This project celebrates the art of storytelling and live reading, the beauty of Tagore’s little gems. The readings are punctuated with appropriate music and songs and film excerpts illustrate the visual potential of these stories. The audience engages with the connections made between the spoken word, song and visual image -a stimulating and sensory experience as offered by the best short stories.

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