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Drawings by Rainer Schoder. Homage to Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)
A Project by the German-Indian Society Dresden, Museum für Völkerkunde Dresden (Ethnographical Museum Dresden)
25 September, 2011 to 8 January, 2012

Rabindranath Tagore, the important Bengalese author, composer, draftsman and philosopher, was born 150 years ago. He was the first non-European poet to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. While he was travelling through different countries of the world, he often stopped in Dresden. The Ethnographical Museum Dresden together with the German-Indian Society Dresden commemorates this congenial artist in an exhibition of drawings by Rainer Schroder. Schroder visited India several times and got to know the land in personal encounters. His impressions of the people within their surroundings pay tribute to Rabindranath Tagore, who supported the exchange of ideas and culture between the East and the West throughout his life.