Tagore Center Foundation

Couple’s vision is giving Houston a cross-cultural event center.

Tagore built a global village at Santiniketan in India where people could come and exchange their culture and beliefs independent of their race, color, and origin. “That’s what really impressed me,” Ruma says. “You see people from all over the world there-and education, music, philosophy, art – everything is being exchanged and understood or learned, sometimes in the open air.”

The Tagore Center was designed by the India-based architect Joy Sen, who heads the architecture and planning department at the Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur), the Deysarkars’ alma mater. The architecture will fuse East and West, realized by a construction team that has evolved over time, Ruma says.

Molly Glentzer, Staff writer

Sep. 27, 2019