Saturday, September 10, 2011

Dasara with Tagore in 1922

While Mysore gears up for Dasara, many historians and senior citizens become nostalgic thinking about writer Rabindranath Tagore. Wondering what brings the connect?

Well, the Nobel laureate came down to the royal city in 1922 to partake in Dasara festivities. Administrators had placed at his disposal a Rolls Royce and two first-class compartments were reserved to fetch him and his party on a train from Bangalore.

And, no less than the dewan Mirza Ismail was in-charge of arrangements for the dignitary's visit.

This is what the dewan wrote to Tagore on September 25, 1922 which shows the significance Mysore administrators attached to his visit.

Full report here Times of India 

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