India to hold festival in Egypt to mark Tagore’s birth anniversary

8 may 2017 India will organise a cultural festival in Egypt to mark the 156th birth anniversary of the famous Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore.Tagore Festival which is being organised by the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture The Indian Embassy in Cairo, from May 8-12 will feature a dance show, film screening, a play and painting competition.the movie ‘Kabuliwala’ directed by Hemen Gupta will be screened at the Hanager Cinema, Opera House Complex.The movie is based on a novel written by Tagore about an immigrant from Kabul who forms a bond with a young girl in India who reminds him of his daughter in Afghanistan.A dance drama based on Tagore’s work called ‘Chitrangada’ presented by Dancers’ Guild. Chitrangada is the warrior princess in the ancient Indian epic, Mahabharata. Dancers’ The Embassy is also organising a painting/drawing competition to the Indian community children on May 12. Rabindranath Tagore received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. He was the first non-European to win this prestigious award, in recognition for his collection of poems, ‘Gitanjali’. His poetry, novels, plays, short stories and essays are widely read in India and across the world. His songs have been set to music, his plays have been enacted as dance drama and his novels have been filmed. He is an integral part of India’s literary heritage and a towering figure in Bengali literature who continues to inspire creativity even in the contemporary world.

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