Rabindranath Tagore

XXXI Tagore Festival, 2022

Saturday, October 15

4:30 PM onwards

Theme: Tagore, Traditions, and Innovation

Keynote Lecture by Dr. Thibaut d’Hubert, University of Chicago

“New Wine in Old Bottles: Tagore and Premodern Lyric Poetry”


The Festival, observed every year in honor of Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)– poet, dramatist, musician, philosopher, and humanist, who became the first non-European to receive the Nobel prize for literature in 1913 –commemorates the Nobel Laureate’s visit to the UIUC campus in 1912 when he delivered a series lectures at the Channing Murray Chapel. Tagore’s creative genius has been celebrated here over the years with novel presentations of music, art, poetry, prose, and his overall philosophy. The Tagore Festival presents a unique, cross-cultural forum within which the Champaign-Urbana community explores Tagore’s legacy in the global context.