Interview: Chaitali Dasgupta on "Amar Jabar Belate" Audio Album Release Marking Tagore's 70th Death Anniversary

By Arijit Chakraborty


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Chaitali DasguptaWashington DC, Aug 9, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Chaitali Dasgupta is an avid follower of Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore. An accomplished actress and a very well-known face on Kolkata's Doordarshan TV channels, Chaitali loves reading and pure adda. She embarked on a project to bring Tagore closer to the present young generation.

Amar Jabar Belaye

While the whole of Bengal is busy celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of the bard, Chaitali took a different approach of exploring Tagore's perception and experience of death on the 70th anniversary of his departure from the mortal world.

In an informal discussion in the studio of Washington Bangla Radio, Chaitali talks about her songs-and-recitation album "Amar Jabar Belate" contrasting the concept of death portrayed by Rabindranath in his creations and the painful stress of physical death that the maestro himself unfortunately underwent. The album elaborates on the last few days of Tagore's life.

After listening to Chaitali in this audio interview, you are encouraged to check out some audio clips from the album and read all about it in the exclusive WBRi feature on Amar Jabar Belate available here.

Amar Jabar Belate:

Concept, script, narration and direction: Chaitali Dasgupta
Tagore's voice and mantra: Agnimitra Ghosh
Music direction: Debashish Raychaudhuri
Songs: Aniruddha Singha, Ranjini Mukherjee, Rohini Raychaudhuri, Debashish Raychaudhuri
Instruments: Surajit Das (Keys), Surajit Roy (Esraj), Anjan Banerjee (Percussion)
Studio: 'de Ambience, Kolkata
Sound Engineer: Jayanta Das
Produced by: Raja Dasgupta
Label: Sravasti
Picture of Chaitali Dasgupta is courtesy of, and more information at: www.sravastiworld.com

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