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    Sale 5429

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    24 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 203

    Shri Shambhu Shaha, Photographer, early 20th century

    Rabindranath and Santiniketan: A rare collection of images depicting the later life and work of the poet Rabindranath Tagore, his work at the ashram Santiniketan, in West Bengal, and the distinguished visitors that included Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Dinabandu Andrews; Ramananda Chatterjee, Shri Jawaharlal Nehru and others

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    Shri Shambhu Shaha, Photographer, early 20th century
    Rabindranath and Santiniketan: A rare collection of images depicting the later life and work of the poet Rabindranath Tagore, his work at the ashram Santiniketan, in West Bengal, and the distinguished visitors that included Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Dinabandu Andrews; Ramananda Chatterjee, Shri Jawaharlal Nehru and others
    90 photographs, taken between 1936 and 1941, within an album
    8½ x 11in. (21.5 x 28cm.) and smaller


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    A fascinating and personnel glimpse into the life and work of India's most famous poet Rabindranath Tagore, captured by the photographer Shri Shambhu Shah. Tagore is seen here in the daily round of life, reading, writing and painting and attending as the central figure in ceremonies and festivals whilst also welcoming and holding prayers with the many distinguished guests that visited the ashram at Santiniketan.

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