Kolkata: Reading Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s works was a “turning point” in his writings, acclaimed lyricist Gulzar pronounced on Friday and lamented a deficiency of a bard’s creations in Indian propagandize textbooks.
“I wish Tagore be taught in schools all over India. That is a enterprise we have. The approach we learnt from Tagore in my propagandize time, we wish this to go all over India and Tagore should be taught by propagandize textbooks. There is no participation of his in textbooks… That should be done,” he told a media here after being conferred a titular Doctor of Letters grade by Rabindra Bharati University (RBU) during a 40th annual convocation.
Noted cartoonist Narayan Debnath also was conferred a titular grade on a occasion.
Gulzar, an Oscar and Grammy Award winner, voiced his bend for Tagore’s papers and pronounced he learnt Bengali to review him in original.
“Tagore has been a branch indicate in my writing. It is since of Tagore that we started reading Bangla, to review Tagore in strange we learnt Bangla,” he said.
Gulzar, 80, pronounced he was operative on translating dual volumes of Tagore’s works, that will be published someday after this year.
“I will be behind here to recover them,” he said.