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Swati Ganguly in Discussion with Sukalyan Chanda
A first collaborative event between Arthshila Santiniketan and the Nabanna Earth Weekend Festival presents a live book discussion where author Swati Ganguly in conversation with Sukalyan Chanda discusses her new monograph Tagore’s University. The book traces the first four decades of a large experiment in building a cultural community of learning, teaching, and scholarship by Rabindranath Tagore. It tells the story of exceptional individuals from across Europe, Asia, America, and India who became Tagore’s collaborators in a mini-universe of creativity and humane intellection. It reveals why in its heyday Visva-Bharati was so internationally renowned as an extraordinarily attractive institution.