Film : Tryst with Truth (55 min) Sankar Majumdar

Time:05:30 pm

When and Where

Date:12 April 2012
Time:06:30 pm
Organizer: ICCR
Location: London

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Tagore's world recognition resulted from his wide western exposure. At the age of fifty, he came to London for a medical condition and met a wide variety of intellectuals and artists who assured him that his poetry had the classic potential and his writings were accepted for the spiritual contents. The citadel of honour, however, was shaken in the West with the poet's refusal of Knighthood. Later, he became extremely disinterested in the western world. The film records instances of his affinity to darkness, as reflected in his poems, songs, plays and paintings, establishing the fact that rejection by one part of the world could never reduce Tagore’s faith in man and in life.

Painter, writer and filmmaker, Dr Sankar Majumdar did PhD in aesthetics from Calcutta University. Researching on Indian culture, he has made forty odd films, three on Tagore. He was a guest of the British Council, London, and a visiting artist in the University of Southern California. He had lectured on Tagore’s art at the international congress of human sciences in Tokyo

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