TSH Annual Gala
To bring awareness about the inspirational global vision & ideals of Rabindranath Tagore with regard to art, literature, philosophy, human understanding and empowerment to a broader global audience.
For the past years TSH has featured global think tanks, leterary giants, scholars, acdemicians and policy makes such as Swadesh Chatterjee (Indian American Leader and Activist), Raymond Vickery (Former Asssistany Secretary of Commerce), Prof. Sugata Bose (Harvard University), Martin Kampchen (Visva Bharati), Kathleen O'Connell (University of Toronto), Ketaki Kushari Dyson (Poet), Partha Ghosh (Chairman of Boston Pledge) and Dr. Mallica Rajaratnam(Sri Lanka).
Tagore Society of Houston organizes an annual fundraiser, where besides serving a sumptuous dinner, a key note speaker with scholarly expertise in some aspect of Tagore’s life, philosophy or writings is invited.
In 2012 Tagore Society guests had the honor of listening to Prof. Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and affairs at Harvard University. Approximately $65,000(?) was raised in this event. In 2013, the keynote speaker at the April 13th event is Prof. Kathleen M O’Connell, Tagore Scholar and professor at the University of Toronto. The organization’s goal this year is to raise around $75,000(?), in this event.
The 2014 Fund Raiser event Will be held April 5th. Tagore Society of Houston will be honored to have Dr. Ketaki Kushari Dyson as the keynote speaker this year.
Ketaki Kushari Dyson is a writer of poetry, plays, novels and scholarly research in Bengali and English. She is also a translator of Rabindranath Tagore and author of the book Rabindranath Tagore and Victoria Ocampo, (Sahitya Akademi, 1988); and in collaboration with others, Ronger Rabindranath (Ananda Publishers, 1997), a detailed study of the effects of Tagore’s protanopic colour vision on his writings and visual art.
In 1963 she became the first Indian woman to gain a First in English Literature at Oxford. She also has a doctorate from Oxford. Based in Britain she maintains close links with the literary life of her native city Kolkata and is regarded as a significant Bengali writer of her generation. She writes in both Bengali and English, and has published thirty titles in a diversity of genres. She belongs to that very small minority of poets who write original poetry in two languages, and she also translates between her two languages in both directions.
Please join Tagore Society's Fund Raising event on April 5thand have the opportunity to listen to this magnificent literary talent as well as help achieve Tagore Society's goal this year of raising $100,000 so the dream of Tagore Center Can become a reality.
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