White Swan Mother

Dedicated to Rabindranath Tagore’s opera ‘Valmiki Pratibha’

Tagore performing the title role in (1881) with his niece Indira Devi as the goddess Lakshmi. Source

This piece is the output of my meditation on Tagore’s Valmiki Pratibha, a musical play Tagore asked to be read more like a musical piece than be seen as a play.

It was his musical experiment after his travels of the west and has some influences of European opera in it making it a milestone of an art piece…