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Rabindra Sangeet: The creator & his creativity

By Dr. Samita Mukherjee   |   Rabindra Bharati University (DDE), Kolkata, Salt Lake Campus
This course includes a comprehensive study of Tagore’s life and musical creations. It also includes selected songs from Puja, Prem, Prakriti parjaay, Patriotic. Baul, Geetinatyas and Bhanusingher Padabali. Notation Reading of unknown songs (Rabindra Sangeet) has been included to enhance the students’ sense of Swaras.

Learners enrolled: 139

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 04 Jan 2021
End Date : 28 Feb 2021
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Level : Undergraduate

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COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1
1. Introduction of Rabindrasangeet
2. First age of compositions 
3. Second age of compositions

Week 2
4. Second age of compositions-
5. Third age of composition 
6. Puja-Majhemajhetabodekhapai 

Week 3
7. Puja-Charano dhorite diyo go amare
8. Prem-Godhuli gagane meghe
9. Prem-Ami chini go chinitomare 

Week 4
10. Prem-Mone ki dwidha rekhe ele chole 
11. Prakriti-Bajramanikdiyegantha 
12. Prakriti-Anantero bani tumi 

Week 5
13. Prakriti-Charh go tora 
14. Prakriti-Sedin amay bolechile 
15. Prakriti-Daruna agnibane re 

Week 6
16. Prakriti-Tomra ja balo tai balo 
17. Patriotic songs 
18. Patriotic songs-1
 
Week 7
19. Patriotic songs-2 
20. Geet Natya: Intro 
21. Balmiki Pratibha-1
22. Balmiki Pratibha-2  

Week 8
23. Baul-1
24. Rabindarsangeet & Baul-1
25. Rabindarsangeet & Baul-2
26. BhanusingherPadabali 
27. Reading Notation 

BOOKS AND REFERENCES

1. Thakur, Rabindranath; “Geetobitan”; Viswabharati Prakashana.

2. Thakur, Rabindranath; “Geetanjali”; Viswabharati Prakashana.

3. Bandyopadhyay, Sima; 2002. ‘Bangla Tappa O Rabindra Srishtite Taar Probhab’ (in Bengali) in Paschimbanga (Issue on Rabindranath Tagore), Kolkata: Information & Cultural Affairs Department, Govt. of West Bengal.

4. Banik, Nandadulal. 2002. ‘Rabindrasangeet O Kobitay Bharatbodh’ (in Bengali) in Paschimbanga (Issue on Rabindranath Tagore), Kolkata: Information & Cultural Affairs Department, Govt. of West Bengal.

5. Basu, Arun Kumar. 2002. ‘Rabindrasangeet-Bawndorer Aak Alokstambho: Soumyendranath Thakur (1901-1974)’ (in Bengali) in Paschimbanga (Issue on Rabindranath Tagore), Kolkata: Information & Cultural Affairs Department, Govt. of West Bengal.

6. Biswas, Dr. Apurba. 1996, ‘Rwitusangeete Rabindra-Kobimanas’ (in Bengali), Calcutta: Dey’s Publishing.

7. Pal, Prashanta Kumar. 1997. ‘Rabijiboni’ (in Bengali),  Vol. 6 & 7, Calcutta: Ananda Publishers.

8. Chowdhury, Abul Ahsan. 2014. Rabindranather Lalan (in Bengali), Kolkata: Gangchil.

9. Guhathakurta, Shubha; 1959. ‘Rabindra-sangeeter Dhara’ (in Bengali), Calcutta: Dakshini.


Web Links:
• http://www.gitabitan.net 
• http://www.gitabitan.com
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhanusimha_Thakurer_Padabali 
• http://www.geetabitan.com/lyrics/parjaay/bhanu-singher-padabali.html 


INSTRUCTOR BIO

Dr. Samita Mukherjee

Rabindra Bharati University (DDE), Kolkata, Salt Lake Campus
Dr. Samita Mukherjee has done her Masters and PhD in Rabindra Sangeet from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. She is also UGC NET qualified for Lectureship. A B-High artist of All India Radio, Kolkata in Rabindra Sangeet, she also excels in light Classical Bengali songs. She had the distinction of having five of her songs recorded for the project of AIR Rabindra Sangeet Archive.  She is also a regular performer in Doordarshan, AiR, and in other TV Channels.  

She has to her credit many papers and articles published in several journals and books (ISBN).

She was the Guest Lecturer in Rabindra Sangeet of Rabindra Bharati University and Bengal Music College (Calcutta University). She is also a regular Paper setter; Examiner and Scrutinizer of RBU and Calcutta University. 

At present, she is an Assistant Professor of Rabindra Sangeet in Rabindra Bharati University (DDE), Salt Lake Campus, Kolkata. 

COURSE CERTIFICATE

30% OF INTERNAL ASSESSMENT & 70% OF TERM END FINAL PROCTORED EXAM


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