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Saudha-Jibanananda Festival

From Feb 19, 2023 to Feb 19, 2023 in Rich Mix, London.

Sunday 19 February 2023 at 5pm

Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road London E1 6LA

Introducing one of the finest poets of 20th century from Bengal through reading, reinterpreting, haunting presentation of music, playlet, film etc.

Poet Jibanananda Das (1899–1954) is widely revered as the finest poet of melancholic nature of Bengal and the most remarkable poet of post-Tagore Bengali literature. "His oeuvre is unremittingly autobiographical, narrating desultory journeys into a vulnerable yet stoic, companionless life".
As part of the celebration of his 124th birthday of the poet, this event renders profound re-interpretation of some of his major works by prominent academicians through insightful talks.


Curated by poet Ahmed Kaysher, the event is shedding a new light on some of Jibanananda's phenomenal works through reading, presentation of unique music, playlet and dance based on his captivating poetry.
Hosted by Saudha in partnership with the Gronthee, RadhaRaman Society and Rich Mix, the event features a few prominent scholars and the finest musicians, spoken-word artists and dancers.

The festival is returning to London for the fourth year, this year.

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