Jorasanko Thakurbari, Rabindranath Tagore’s ancestral home in Kolkata gets its own its own light and showhttps://indianexpress.com/photos/lifestyle-gallery/jorasanko-thakurbari-rabindranath-tagores-ancestral-home-in-kolkata-gets-its-own-its-own-light-and-show-5029136/

Jorasanko Thakurbari, Rabindranath Tagore’s ancestral home in Kolkata gets its own its own light and show

The specially designed show will narrate Rabindranath Tagore's association with his ancestral home, his coming to the city of Calcutta and highlight the importance of his other family members in Bengal Renaissance.

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Jorasanko Thakurbari, the ancestral home of Nobel laureate Rabindra Tagore in Kolkata now has its own light and sound show. The home, which is also a campus of Rabindra Bharati University already has a museum in its premises and addition of this newly installed 3D art shows are expected to attract more footfall and make it more appealing to younger generations. The show on Wednesday (January 17) was inaugurated by West Bengal Education Minister Dr Partha Chatterjee during the ongoing Rabindra Bharati Sanskriti Utsav 2018. (Source: Express photo by Subham Dutta)

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The specially designed show will narrate the bard's association with his ancestral home, his coming to the city and highlight the importance of his other family members. There will be a special emphasis on the contribution of Tagore and Thakurbari in the Bengal Renaissance, freedom movement and other important historical events in a pre-independence era. (Source: Express photo by Subham Dutta)

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The revamp of the project which was earlier initiated during Indira Gandhi's tenure as the prime minister was sponsored by the state government. According to local reports, the ambitious project costs over Rs 1 crore. (Source: Express photo by Subham Dutta)

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The new shows created with 3D technology is in Bengali and popular singers like Ramkumar Chattopadhyay, Ustad Rashid Khan, Lopamudra Mitra have lent their voices. Parts of the narration have been recited by Dadasaheb Phalke awardee Soumitra Chattopadhyay. (Source: Express photo by Subham Dutta)

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Important images of Tagore and his family will feature in the shows that have been carefully selected from the Rabindra Bharati University archives. Using the laser light technology, the iconic structure of Tagore's native home will be used as the backdrop. (Source: Express photo by Subham Dutta)

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As of now one show per day has been planned but the authorities soon hope to extend it, even in other languages. (Source: Express photo by Subham Dutta)

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For a ticket of Rs 50, the audience can witness a rich slice of history daily evening except for monsoon season. (Source: Express photo by Subham Dutta)