Rabindranath Tagore letter found inside book


A letter written by Rabindranath Tagore has been found surprisingly inside a book, an Indian businessman has claimed, according to a media report.

The hand-written letter by the Nobel laureate addresses no one and now hangs within a booklovers’ alcove, Blossom, on Church Street of Bangalore, Times of India said on Monday.

The letter was written on a Tagore-founded Visva-Bharati University letterhead and dated Dec 17, 1931, it said.

“In 1931, for Tagore’s 70th birthday, great minds like Albert Einstein and others wrote about Tagore, which was compiled and published in ‘Golden Book’,” it said quoting Mayi Gowda, owner of Blossom Book House.

Only 1,500 copies of the Golden Book were published, and Gowda is among the lucky few to get a copy.

“Honestly, neither the bookstore nor I knew about the letter inside. After buying the book I found it hidden inside,” Gowda, who has authenticated the letter, told the Times of India.


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