India’s literary legacy is to be celebrated at the Akar Prakar Gallery in Kolkata.
Kolkata’s Akar Prakar Gallery is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city.
It is a well-known landmark and a haven for the contemporary arts of sculpture, painting and literature.
This year, the Akar Prakar Gallery will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of literature laureate Rabindranath Tagore with a special exhibition entitled Enduring Legacy.
Tagore was the author of Gitanjali, a famed piece of literature throughout India, and became the first non-European winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, which he scooped in 1913.
His poetry career began at the tender age of eight and Tagore is credited with modernising Bengali art by abandoning traditional literary forms and linguistic rules.
To commemorate the visionary’s legacy, Akar Prakar Gallery has invited several young, practising artists to exhibit pieces inspired by the writer.
Founding director of the gallery Reena Lath told the Economic Times: “The pieces on display reflect Rabindranath Tagore’s continuing presence among the younger generation of artists.
“The artists view Tagore from various angles and perspectives.”