|The informal Tagore : an intimate peep into the other side of the poet
(A presentation in words, songs and dialogues)
once wrote in one of his poems! I am not what you think by
reading my Poetries. Perhaps what he meant was that a poet
need not be a mock-up of his creations and might very well
have another side of a persona, quite different from the extolled
image of his creations. Any ordinary mortal would be intimidated
and awed by the sheer class, eminence and enormity of Rabindranath's
creations : poetry, short stories, novels, dramas, essays,
lyrics, music, paintings and the list goes on and on. After
taking, even a casual glance at his seemingly endless and
versatile creations, one may be inclined to build in one's
mind, an image of a sage, a prophet of a guru, clad in an
impeccably immaculate flowing robe. But the question is, does
this image give us a complete picture of his extra-ordinary
life? What Kind of a person he was really, in his everyday
life? Could it be also as common place as that of a ordinary
father, husband or a dear friend? How did the members of his
family, relatives, friends and acquaintances look at him?
Were their views about the towering personality as he was
, any different from what we perceive in light of his profound
Initially the quest started form a burning curiosity of getting the answers to these questions. Slowly and gradually, a little-known world unfolded in front of our eyes. We were delighted to discover a seemingly unexplored side of his personality : fun-loving, witty, playful on one hand and loving, caring, warm and tritely affectionate, on the other.
gane, songlape "Atpoure Rabindranath" (an informal
Tagore) in an hour long presentation lovingly crafted in words,
songs and dialogues which attempt to take an intimate peep
into the other sides of the poet, based on his numerous letters
written to a host of people, reminiscences written by his
near and dear ones, memories, diaries, conversations etc.
It tries to present before the audience an enchanting account
of another little known side of the multihued personality
of the great man.