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Date(s) - 17/08/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alliance française du Bengale



Cafe Philo August session will be on ‘Tagore in the context of rural development’. The lecture session will be conducted by Dr. Dipankar Roy and will be followed by an interactive session.

Venue : Alliance francaise du Bengale, Park Mansions, Park Street

Date : August 17, 2018

Time : 7 pm – 8:30 pm


Tagore has been fundamental to the development of modern Indian consciousness and sensibilities. He has been a bulwark against the marauding forces of intolerance and blind faith in militaristic nationalism. His contribution to aesthetics is well known. What is lesser known perhaps is his commitment to rural development.

Here we have the rare privilege to have with us a person whose life and work has been deeply influenced by Tagore’s philosophy and approach to development. he will be presenting to us through a expansion of Tagore’s writings, poetry and life – a lecture which is very pertinent and essential for anyone who would like a greater understanding of the poet’s contribution to modern India.

About Dr. Dipankar Roy

Dr. Dipankar Roy is the Director of Tagore Society for Rural Development which is one of the oldest and foremost NGO in India, who are working towards holistic rural development & are entirely guided by Tagore’s philosophy.

Dr. Dipankar Roy holds a PHD in Alternative Communication and his specific area of reserach has been the ‘the presence of folklore in contemporary Bengali poetry”.

He has several publications and has delivered lectures and conducted workshops throughout the country.

This session is supported by Iris Home Fragrances.