The exhibition on wheels gave an insight into the life and works of Tagore.
“In art, man reveals himself and not his objects.” - Rabindranath Tagore. This was reflected in the exhibits displayed at the Sanskriti-Yatra, a mobile museum dedicated to Rabindranath Tagore by Indian Railways to mark the 150th birth anniversary celebration of the poet.
Across the nation
The exhibition-on-wheels was visited by several school students from the region.
It started from Howrah on May 9 this year and visited several states like Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam and Orissa. The train will travel across the country and also visit Bangladesh on its way back to Howrah by May.
The exhibition gave an insight into the life and works of Tagore. With the lilting Rabindra sangeet playing in the background, visitors went on a captivating journey through the pictures of the poet, his writings and paintings.
The first coach was titled “Jobonsmriti” that gave the life sketch of Tagore from the place of his birth at Jorashanko Thakurbari to tracing his early years through a series of pictures.
Coach-II had selected works of Tagore from Gitanjali, songs, poems and letters.
The third and the fourth coaches had his novels, short stories, essays, dramas and paintings. The exhibition ended with the poet's last journey in life titled ‘Shesh Kotha'. The exhibition had a small section exhibiting handicrafts of Santiniketan at the end of the mobile museum.
Keywords: Tagore special train