In addition to epitomising its Bengali name – meaning 'abode of peace' – Shantiniketan is a veritable nerve centre of Bengal's art and culture. Nobel laureate, poet and artist Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) founded a school here amid pastoral settings in 1901. It later developed into the Visva Bharati University, with an emphasis on the study of liberal arts as well as humanity’s relationship with nature. A relaxed...
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