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Launch of a Compilation Two Hearted Rivers by Indrani Bhattacharya

Updated: 5 days ago

News Desk, News Nation 360 : Rabindranath Tagore and Swami Vivekananda, despite being leaders of the Hindu revival movement in Bengal, had an unusual relationship. Despite their philosophical differences and proximity (Vivekananda even listened to Tagore's music at his family home), they kept their relationship private during Vivekananda's lifetime. However, a story suggests a deeper connection: when Vivekananda met Japanese scholar Okakura, he pointed him to Tagore as the embodiment of sacrifice, and when Okakura met Tagore, he directed him to Vivekananda to understand India's soul. Though their paths never crossed publicly, their legacies, like the Ganges and Padma rivers, flow together as a source of pride for Bengal, inspiring a poem about their special relationship. Indrani Bhattacharya's compilation and book features twenty songs written by Rabindranath and Swami Vivekananda. Indrani Bhattacharya also performed the music. The 17th Bengali Song

Festival, organised by Anandi Communication Centre, distinguished writer and editor Jyotirmoy Dutta, and poet and police officer Buddhadev Mukherjee (Gautam Bharadwaj), commemorates the birth anniversaries of world poet Rabindranath Tagore and music guru Gnanaprakash Ghosh. The Nihar-Gita and Barindra-Sunithi memorials are read from. Former Supreme Court Judge Ashok Gangopadhyay presented the memorial and honoured Dakshina. Music was performed by artists Shamik Pal, Sagarmoy Bhattacharya, Subhashis Majumder, Payal Kar, Madhavi Dutta, Ansheela Bose, Shelly Biswas, Debalena Ghosh, Ansmita Ghosh, Medha Bose, Tapas Dutta, Dhrithi Chatterjee, Swarnali Pal, Priangi Lahiri, Sanghamitra Bhattacharya, Mani Shankar, Abhijit Mukherjee, among others. Sudipta Mukherjee was the lyricist. Shankarlal Bhattacharya, an eminent writer and journalist, recited English poetry by Swami Vivekananda.


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