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Published on Jul 25, 2011
Santiniketan to Smithsonian: A Tribute to Tagore William Radice Professor, University of London, UK
William Radice has published nine books of his own poetry in addition to translations of Tagore. He is a senior lecturer in Bengali at the University of London and the former head of the university's departments of South and South East Asia. He is recipient of an honorary D.Litt from Assam University, an honorary fellowship at the Bangla Academy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and the title "Rabindra Tattwacharya" from the Tagore Research Institute in Kolkata. His books include Teach Yourself Bengali, Myths and Legends of India, A Hundred Letters from England, and the Penguin Selected Poems and Selected Short Stories of Tagore. This year, Penguin India published his translation of Tagore's Gitanjali.
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