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Tea with Tagore

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The first non-European to win the Nobel prize for Literature in 1913, Rabindranath Tagore was a visionary writer, poet, composer and painter and is an iconic figure of the Bengali Renaissance. Through his varied works, he pushed through accepted norms and examined themes including Humanism, Universalism, Nationalism and Internationalism.

In particular, his writings and compositions reveal a deep sympathy and understanding of the plight of women in Bengal in the early 20th century, feminist explorations that continue to be of worldwide relevance today.

Join us over a uniquely crafted afternoon tea as we, along with our group of all-women scholars and artists, explore Rabindranath Tagore’s music, art and writings through multiple feminist lenses, gaining a greater appreciation of the depth and breadth of his genius.


Speaker and Performers:

Nandini Bannerjee-Datta - Ethnomusicologist and PhD candidate, Columbia University

Nandini's work and research focuses on Rabindrasangeet and its particular evocations and manifestations in ordinary diasporic spaces.

Gargi Mukherjee - Actress and Assistant Director

Gargi Mukherjee is an actress and assistant director, known for The Namesake (2006), It's Free (2015) and Karma Calling (2009). She is well known in theatre communities in New York and New Jersey and has also written a well-received play, Our Voices, which explores issues of ethnicity, identity, gender, and race among children growing up as part of the South Asian diaspora.

Josheen Oberoi - Art Advisor and Director, Tyler Rollins Fine Art Gallery

Josheen is the Gallery Director of Tyler Rollins Fine Art, specializing in modern and contemporary South and Southeast Asian art. With a practice rooted in research, her academic training includes masters degrees in both South Asian art history and Indian history.

Kritika Dey - Classical Indian Vocalist/Performing Artist Fellow, New York Foundation of the Arts

Kritika is a classical Indian vocalist with a special love for and training in Rabindrasangeet. She's currently developing a piece on Tagore and Feminism, where she performs Tagore's music while weaving in contemporary global feminism.




Music accompaniment by Rohan Prabhud, who has been actively studying music for over 20 years and is trained in Indian Hindustani classical music and classical piano. He has studied classical contemporary composition at NYU Steinhardt and Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

Featuring South Asian inspired bites by chef Garima Kothari, founder of breakingbread.co, a New York-based catering and culinary consultancy firm. She is an alumni of Le Cordon Bleu Paris and has been featured on MasterChef India.




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Ticket price includes admission to a private event with a talk, performances and afternoon tea service with South Asian inspired savory & sweet snacks.

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