Tagore Nobel Prize Centennary celebrated with choir music and lectures in Lund
On Tuesday 7 May 2013, the Lund based Association for Indo-Swedish Cultural Exchange (AISCE) organised a cultural programme in honour of the Indian/Bengali Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, who was the first non-European writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Venue for the May 7th concert: Sagohuset, Revingegatan, Lund. The programme featured the Indian Choir of Lund, singing Tagore’s songs, and the Saregama chldren’s choir (photo), both being conducted by Bubu Munshi Eklund.
It also contained a learned academic presentation by Dr. Heinz Werner Wessler, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University, on Tagore and his literature, why he was awarded the Nobel Prize, and how he had to wait till 1921 before coming to Sweden for the first time to receive the award.
Indian Ambassador to Sweden, Mrs. Banashri Bose Harrisson, was the guest of honour, and she also held an inspired introductory speech on Tagore and his relevance today. More information.