Angry Gulzar questions why Rabindranath Tagore is not a part of school textbooks


The veteran lyricist laments the absence of Tagore in school textbooks. Read on to know what he has to say…

Reading Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s works was a “turning point” in his writings, acclaimed lyricist Gulzar said and lamented the absence of the bard’s creations in Indian school textbooks.

“I wish Tagore be taught in schools all over India. That is the desire I have. The way I learnt from Tagore in my school time, I wish this to go all over India. There is no presence of his in textbooks… That should be done,” he told the media here after being conferred the honorary Doctor of Letters degree by Rabindra Bharati University (RBU) at its 40th annual convocation.


Gulzar, an Oscar and Grammy Award winner, expressed his reverence for Tagore’s writings and said he learnt Bengali to read him in original.

Gulzar, 80, said he was working on translating two volumes of Tagore’s works, which will be published sometime later this year. “I will be back here to release them,” he said.
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