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E. O. Hoppé's Santiniketan: Photographs from 1929. With essays by Pratapaditya Pal and Graham Howe. Mumbai: the Marg Foundation and Curatorial Assistance, Inc., 2010.

In the autumn of 1929 world famous photographer E.O. Hoppé set sail from London to create an epic photo-documentation of the Indian subcontinent. During his travels throughout the region he was invited to visit the Nobel Prize winning poet laureate, novelist, playwright, musician, and painter Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) at Santiniketan (translated as the “abode of peace”), the site of the poet’s University. Hoppé created a historic document uniquely describing the early days of what became a revolution in education as Tagore’s Santiniketan reshaped Bengali literature, music, and its visual arts and crafts.

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E. O. Hoppé's Santiniketan: Photographs from 1929. With essays by Pratapaditya Pal and Graham Howe. Mumbai: the Marg Foundation and Curatorial Assistance, Inc., 2010.<br />
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In the autumn of 1929 world famous photographer E.O. Hoppé set sail from London to create an epic photo-documentation of the Indian subcontinent. During his travels throughout the region he was invited to visit the Nobel Prize winning poet laureate, novelist, playwright, musician, and painter Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) at Santiniketan (translated as the “abode of peace”), the site of the poet’s University. Hoppé created a historic document uniquely describing the early days of what became a revolution in education as Tagore’s Santiniketan reshaped Bengali literature, music, and its visual arts and crafts.