Video: Audio music album Rabindra Sahitya o Sangeet e Prathabhanga Prem Launch
Audio music album Rabindra Sahitya o Sangeet e Prathabhanga Prem was recently released at an event held at Press Club. Present at the event was actress Ushasie, singer Pritha Chattopadhyay, director Satarupa Sanyal, Sabyasachi Deb and Krishna Bandopadhyay.
“With this album, I have tried to showcase Tagore’s love from a woman’s point of view. This is a case of subversive love. Women are always considered the object of desire by a man and they show their love for the woman. But in this case, the tables have been turned. The selected poems and songs of Tagore have been torn apart from their traditional association and revisited through the perspective of an active feminine sexuality” said singer Pritha Chattopadhyay.
The script of the album and the song selections have been done by Professor Epsita Halder of the Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Pritha Chattopadhyay and Rahul Deb Roy. The album is a documentation of the passions, desires, anxiety, desperation, failure and fulfillments of women as active subjects of love.
Speaking at the event, actress Ushasie said “I will urge the people to listen to the album and they will surely love it. We have tried to decipher Tagore’s writings in a different way. It will be wrong to claim that we have done something path breaking. That is simply not possible because huge research on Tagore has already been done. We have just taken the path that is seldom taken up by others. Therein lies the novelty of this album”.
Brought out by Bihaan Music, the album is priced at Rs 125.