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Prospect recommends: Rabindranath Tagore

By Laura Marsh  

A new exhibition at the V&A shows Tagore's paintings of imaginary creatures

Rabindranath Tagore: Poet and Painter Victoria & Albert Museum, 11th December-4th March, Tel: 020 7942 2000

The 150th anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore’s birth this year has seen a resurgence of interest in his work. Yet two of his most prominent champions, Amartya Sen and Amit Chaudhuri, have complained that his poems—written in Bengali and difficult to translate—are under-read in the west.

Unlike his poetry, Tagore’s paintings do not suffer from the language barrier; he even…

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