MUMBAI: Doordarshan will telecast Gora, based on a novel by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, from 29 October at 9.30 pm.
The 26 episode series will be shown every Monday and Tuesday at 9.30 pm.
The channel said that the launch of this serial is a step towards the revival and rejuvenation of Doordarshan.
Produced by the filmmaker, curator, distributor, exhibitor and producer Gargi Sen, the series has been directed by Somnath Sen who is known for his work in cinema. It has been filmed by B Chaki and scripted by Sreejaya Radhakrishnan, while the music has been composed by Dabbu and Sanjoy using Tagore's music of that period as reference and also sourced from Tagore's own inspiration, the Baul music of Bengal. Suchismita Dasgupta as the stylist has created the period of the 1880s in which the story is set.
The channel said, "The true definition of a classic is its timelessness. A work of literature written a century earlier is a classic if it is as relevant today as it was when it was first conceived. Perhaps that is what differentiates first Asian Nobel Laureate and eminent author Rabindranath Tagore from his contemporaries: almost everything he wrote in his lifetime is as relevant to the India of today as it was to the India of the colonial era. Tagore's second novel 'Gora' – arguably one of his best - deals with the debate between modernity and tradition with arguments both for and against traditionally accepted norms."