Monday, March 22, 2010

Sonia to send rare Indira photos for V-B book

None other than Congress president Sonia Gandhi is taking an interest in a book that is about to be published by Visva Bharati on the occasion of Rabindranath Tagore's 150th birth anniversary. She is helping the author of the book, a Tagore scholar at Visva Bharati, to put together rare photographs and documents from her family collection. The book, Three Chancellors, talks about little known facts about Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi vis-a-vis the university. Hence, Sonia's interest in the book.

The writer, Nilanjan Bandopadhyay, is the special officer at Rabindra Bhavan, which is the Tagore memorial museum of VB. The book has been planned as a coffee table book and will be published by a city-based publisher who has collaborated with VBU for many prestigious publications.

Bandopadhyay had requested Sonia Gandhi to help him with some rare photographs and documents related to Nehru and Indira Gandhi pertaining to the university. On Wednesday, she wrote back to Bandopadhyay saying she would send some photographs Indira Gandhi had taken during her student days at Santiniketan, along with some suggestions on archival documents that the writer might use for the book.

Full report here Times of India

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