Grapevine: Tagore in translation

Prof. David Shulman reads from Rabindranath Tagore's work after unveiling bust of the Indian writer, painter, musician, educator and humanist.

June 28, 2012 13:16
3 minute read.
Plaque of Rabindranath Tagore in Calcutta

Plaque of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore in Calcutta 521. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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IF ANYONE had told India’s Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai that while in Jerusalem to officially unveil a bust of India’s great multi-talented writer, painter, musician, educator and humanist Rabindranath Tagore that he would hear an American-born and educated professor read from Tagore’s epic work Gitanjali in Telegu, one of the many languages spoken in India, he would not have believed it. But Prof. David Shulman, who heads the Indian Studies Department of the Hebrew University’s Faculty of Humanities, is a world-renowned expert on Indian languages. After reading the poem in Telegu, he read it again in English in accordance with Tagore’s own translation.

But that wasn’t the end of it.


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