Events in Honour of Rabindranath Tagore


On 7 May the Forum for South Asia Studies, Uppsala University and the Indian Embassy hosted several events in honour of Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 1913. On this occasion a bust of Rabindranath Tagore was unveiled on campus. In the afternoon, three remarkable lectures discussed Rabindranath Tagore and his relation to Sweden. 

Unveiling of the Tagore Bust

Unveiling of the bust by Prof. Eva Åkesson, Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University and HE Mrs Banashri Bose Harrison, Ambassador of India to Sweden and Latvia (see photo to the right, photographer Lars Wallin).

11:00, Campus Engelska Parken, Entrance Hall, ground floor of building 16 (Thunbergsvägen 3L, entrance near Villavägen)

Song by the Tagore International Choir, Lund

Three Lectures on Rabindranath Tagore and Sweden

13:15 – 15:00, Room 16-0043, Campus Engelska Parken

Welcome note by Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Anders Malmberg (Uppsala University)

Opening of the program by Her Excellency Mrs. Banashri Bose Harrison, Ambassador of India to Sweden and Latvia

Tagore-songs performed by International Choir (Lund) and Uppsala Indian Choir.


Dr. Ferdinando Sardella (Department of Theology, Uppsala University), Tagore and the Religion of Man

Dr. Anders Gerdmar (Nathan Söderblom Society), Tagore and Nathan Söderblom

Professor Heinz Werner Wessler (Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University), Tagore in Sweden


Dr. Ranjula Bali Swain (Department of Economics, Uppsala University and Chair, Forum for South Asian Studies)

Tagore Songs and Dance Performance