TAGORE: POEMS, SONGS AND AN INDIAN DINNER
Presented by The Cliff Dwellers Club and University of Chicago Women’s Alliance
Rabindranath Tagore was one of India’s foremost thinkers and influencers of social thought in the 20th Century. He was a polymath, a poet, musician and artist. Tagore has been called the Shakespeare of India. His prose and poetry represent an amalgam of ancient and modern Indian thought and wisdom. Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913, the first non-European to win. Tagore’s artwork has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.
This program will focus on his book “Sadhana,” which is a seminal work of literature. Abir Clark, a member of Cliff Dwellers, and Sudeshna Khan are Bengali and will present prose readings and music based on Rabindrasangeet, the unique genre of Tagore’s songs. They have both been trained in this genre. Cliff Dwellers will serve a buffet dinner including several Bengali style dishes. This is an opportunity to experience Indian food, music and literature with Abir and Sudeshna as our guides.
Reservations are requested and can be made by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 312-922-8080. You can pay at the door by credit card. Discount parking is available at the garage on Adams, entrance on Adams between Wabash and State, with discount ticket from Cliff Dwellers.
• Cocktails: Cash bar opens at 4:30 P.M.
• Dinner: Cost $35/person, a buffet including Bengali dishes begins at 6:00 P.M.
• Program: Begins 7:00 P.M.