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Introduction: Tagore Poems (02:41)

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Over 250 million people with a long literary culture speak Bengal. In 1912, Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore published an English version of “Gitanjali Song Offerings,” seeking to bridge the gaps between cultures.

Gitanjali 1 through 6 (06:19)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 7 through 10 (03:19)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 11 through 16 (06:50)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 17 through 20 (03:58)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 21 through 28 (07:47)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 29 through 32 (03:44)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 33 through 39 (06:16)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 40 through 43 (06:01)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 44 through 47 (04:42)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 48 through 51 (07:52)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 52 through 56 (07:57)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 57 through 59 (02:43)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 60 through 62 (05:13)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 63 through 65 (04:37)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 66 through 70 (05:47)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 71 through 73 (03:50)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 74 through 76 (02:50)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 77 through 79 (04:05)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 80 through 82 (04:31)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 83 through 87 (04:53)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 88 and 89 (02:48)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 90 through 96 (07:18)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 97 through 100 (04:18)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Gitanjali 101 through 103 (00:59)

Malcolm Hossick recites Rabindranath Tagore poems.

Credits: Tagore Poems (124:56)

Credits: Tagore Poems

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Tagore Poems


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Gitanjali – a collection of poems written in English by the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore in a Screenbook read by Malcolm Hossick. The langauge of Bengal is spoken by over 250 million people living in the north east of India and the state of Bangladesh. It has a vast and sopisticated written literary culture, stretching back a thousand years. In 1912 poems, 'Gitanjali - Song Offerings' - by the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore were published to great acclaim in a version by the poet himself in English, the language of the then rulers of India and now the language of most of the globally minded folk of our own day. Languages reflect the world as the speakers of the language see it and can be seen as barriers to understanding between nations. Tagore was driven throughout his life by the idea that all human societies, rich in their own bckgrounds and cultures, nevertheless had much more in common than divided them and it was ever his principle goal to do what he could to bridge the gaps. In these poems he adresses in a very charming and approachable way all the subtle matters of existence which make us human beings so interesting. By this means we learn much about how Tagore and his fellow Indians consider the world. Most remarkably he seems to be in perpetual conversation with - well - he never quite states who. But we know in our bones it is the idea of the source of wisdom and understanding in the world we all inhabit. Some folk need to call this idea out and give it a name - but he hardly does. It's a translation so we, who have it in English, have to make of it what we can. Of what there is, we can only say that to be a speaker of Bengali, must be quite something.

Length: 125 minutes

Item#: BVL280884

ISBN: 979-8-88678-271-4

Copyright date: ©2021

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