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Audio-visual archive on Tagore's poems to be launched

Audio-visual archive on Tagore
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In a unique attempt to present the immortal poems of Nobel laureate Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore to people, the first-ever audio-visual archive on...

In a unique attempt to present the immortal poems of Nobel laureate Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore to people, the first-ever audio-visual archive on his poems would be launched in the city in August, the organisers said on Thursday.

Titled 'Rabindrakabita Archive', it would contain 3,500 of Tagore's poems recited by 245 renowned poets and elocutionists from Bengal including the world famous poet himself. Apart from the poems, the archive to be launched both in online and off-line formats, would also have detailed information about the poems' origin, time and anthology and also pectoral description of the elocutionists.

The unique archive consists of 5,000 recitation audio files as some of the famous poems by Tagore are recited by more than one elocutionist. Dramatists Chandan Sen, Bratya Basu and poet Subodh Sarkar are among many of the popular literary faces who were part of the project.

The archive would be available for download from an online app from August 28 or can also be bought from the market as DVDs for approximately Rs 1,500-2,000.

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