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D. K. Kapoor

7th January, 1936
Chief Financial Advisor to the Central Agricultural Research Dr. D. K. Kapoor visits Sriniketan.
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Countess Hamilton

9th January, 1936
Countess Hamilton visits Santiniketan.
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Howard Tharman

15th January, 1936
Prof. Howard Tharman visits Santiniketan with a Nigro representative team. Tharman remarks--'Dr. Tagore is one of the chief reasons of our visiting India.'
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Lt. Col. F. B. Yeats Brown visits Santiniketan

28th January, 1936
Lt. Col. F. B. Yeats Brown, an ardent admirer of Tagore and the writer of Bengal Lancer, comes to Santiniketan. Brown remarks--'Tagore remains in my mind as a beautiful but somewhat tragic figure…Behind Santiniketan there is not yet the driving force of a great popular movement, but only a great man: a man who makes the arc of the sky seem bigger after one has met him.'
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Annual Function, Sriniketan

5th February, 1936
The Poet attends the annual function of Sriniketan.
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Kolkata

7th February, 1936
The Poet comes to Kolkata.
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Education Week

February, 1936
The Poet lectures on Ideals of Education, Place of Music in Education and Education Naturalized during the Education Week (starting from 8th February) organised under the auspices of the Bengal Government and the New Education Fellowship. In the last lecture he outlines a scheme of home education under proper guidance with graded examinations marking progressive at ages.
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New version of Chitrangada

21st February, 1936
Returns to Santiniketan and is engaged in preparing a new version of Chitrangada as a dance-drama.
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Nabojuger Rituraaj

8th March, 1936
When delivering his lectures at the occasion of Basanta Utsav at Santiniketan, Tagore addresses Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (First Prime Minister of independent India) as Nabojuger Rituraaj by comparing Nehru with Spring.
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Chitrangada staged

March, 1936
This is produced in Calcutta at the New Empire Theatre on 11th, 12th and 13th March in aid of Visva-Bharati.
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North India Tour

March, 1936
The Poet starts on a performance tour of North India on 16th March. Chitrangada is staged in Patna (16th & 17th March), Allahabad (19th March), Lahore (22th & 23th March).
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Tagore and Iqbal

March, 1936
Sir Muhammad Iqbal (widely known as Allama Iqbal, a poet, philosopher, politician, academic, scholar of British India) leaves Lahore when Tagore is in Lahore during the period 21st to 24th March. Sir Iqbal leaves Lahore with a comment that two poets cannot stay in the same city.
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Poet in Delhi

25th March, 1936
Tagore reaches Delhi and lays the foundation of the prayer hall of the Modern School.
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Chitrangada staged in Delhi

March, 1936
Chtrangadais staged in Delhi on 26th and 27th March.
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Financial support for Visva-Bharati

March, 1936
Mahatma Gandhi, who is in Delhi, feels perturbed by the fact that the Poet should expose himself to the risk of such ardous tours at his age to collect funds for his institution. At Gandhi's instance, G. D. Birla, one of his followers, presents the Poet with a cheque for Rs. 60,000/- being the accumulated deficit of Visva-Bharati.
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Public reception in Delhi

March, 1936
The Delhi Municipality votes a civic address to the Poet, which is, however, negatived by the Government. The citizens of Delhi hold a public reception at the Queen's Garden where an address is presented to him. Aruna Asaf Ali and Deshbandhu Gupta organised this reception.
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Poet at Meerut

29th March, 1936
Goes to Meerut with Chitrangada and the Municipality and the District Board present him with addresses.
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Broadcast on Delhi Radio

30th March, 1936
Returning to Delhi broadcasts on the day following a recitation of his poems over the Delhi Radio.
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Poet at Santiniketan

2nd April, 1936
Returns to Santiniketan.
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Birthday celebrated

15th April, 1936
Poet's birthday is celebrated on the Bengali New Year's Day.
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Nandita marries Krishna Kripalani

25th April, 1936
Marries his only grand-daughter Nandita to Krishna Kripalani. Dedicates his book of poems Patraput.
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Birthday celebrated in Kolkata

7th May, 1936
The Poet is with Prasantachandra and Rani Mahalanabis at their residence and celebrates his birthday.
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Meeting in Town Hall

15th July, 1936
Visits Calcutta to preside over a mass meeting held in the Town Hall to protest against the discriminatory provisions of the Communal Award.
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Writes to Jawaharlal Nehru

28th July, 1936
Writes to Jawaharlal Nehru accepting the honorary presidentship of the National Council of Civil Liberties Union.
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D.Litt. By University of Dacca

29th July, 1936
The University of Dacca confers on him the degree of D. Litt. (Honoris Causa in absentia).
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Lokashiksha Samsad

August, 1936
Lokashiksha Samsad, an organization for people's education, is set up with Rathindranath as Secretary and Prabhatkumar Mukhopadhyay as Assistant Secretary.
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Message for Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

5th September, 1936
Sends a message to the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom at Brussels, in course of which he writes, 'We cannot have peace until we deserve it by paying its full price, which is that the strong must cease to be greedy and the weak must learn to be bold.' The Poet is in Calcutta now with Prasantachandra.
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Introduction to Galpasanchayan

15th September, 1936
Writes an introduction to Jogindranath Sarkar's book Galpasanchayan.
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Gandi birthday

3rd October, 1936
Gives a discourse at the special service held at the Santiniketan Mandir on Gandhi's birthday.
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Parishodh dramatized

October, 1936
Dramatizes the poem Parishodh (Retribution) (originally written on 9th October, 1899) and sets it to music.
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Parishodh staged

October, 1936
Parishodh is staged in Ashutosh College, Calcutta on 10th and 11th October. Poet is present on the stage.
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Saratchandra's birthday celebrated

10th October, 1936
Attends the sixtieth birthday celebration of Saratchandra Chattopadhyay.
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Speech at Bengal Women Workers' Conference

12th October, 1936
Speaks at a sitting of the Bengal Women Workers' Conference at the Albert Hall.
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At Santiniketan

13th October, 1936
Returns to Santiniketan.
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Sriniketan

November, 1936
Takes up residence at the Sriniketan Kuthi and stays here for about a month (29th October - 22nd November).
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Jawaharlal's visit to Santiniketan

November, 1936
Jawaharlal Nehru, Congress President, pays a one-day visit to meet the Poet at Santiniketan.
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Pausha Utsav

22nd December, 1936
Attends the anniversary of seventh Pausha.
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Christmas Service

25th December, 1936
Conducts the Christmas Service.
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