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246D Rabindra Sarani · interesting places nearby
Tagore’s House information
The comfortable 1784 family mansion of Rabindranath Tagore has become a shrine-like museum to India’s greatest modern poet. Even if his personal effects don’t inspire you, some of the well-chosen quotations might spark an interest in Tagore’s deeply universalist philosophy.
There’s also a decent gallery of paintings by his family and contemporaries, and an exhibition on his links with Japan. The 1930 photo of Tagore taken with Einstein could win a ‘World’s Wildest Hair’ competition. You’d need an hour to see everything, but for many casual visitors a brief glimpse is enough.