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Meeting with George Barnard Shaw

8th January, 1931
The Poet is entertained by the Editor of the Spectator at a luncheon at Hyde Park Hotel where he meets and has a long talk with George Barnard Shaw.
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Poet at Kolkata

31st January, 1931
Reaches Kolkata.
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Palliseva

February, 1931
Presiding over the anniversary of Sriniketan delivers an address on Palliseva (Rural service) in which he refers to his impressions of the Soviet experiment.
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Review of The Case for India

11th February, 1931
Writes a review article on Will Durant's The Case for India.
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Ananda Basanta Samagame

February, 1931
Writes a new song Ananda basanta samagame and dance sequence punctuated with interpretative prose read by the Poet himself.
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Navin

4th March, 1931
Navin, as this ensemble is called, is presented first at Santiniketan.
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Navin staged at Empire Theatre

17th March, 1931
The same show is staged again at Empire Theatre on four successive days beginning with 17th March.
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Bengali New Year

14th April, 1931
Bengali new year is celebrated at Santiniketan in presence of the Poet.
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Writes to Netaji

16th April, 1931
Writes to Subhas Chandra Bose (Netaji) requesting him to find a suitable work for Jui-jutsu master Takagaki in Calcutta Corporation.
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Russiar Chithi

8th May, 1931
Tagore's letters from Russia are collected and published as Russiar Chithi on his 70th birthday, which is celebrated at Santiniketan and also in many places all over India. Russiar Chithi is dedicated to Surendranath Kar. Suren's marriage with Rama Devi is solemnised on this day at Santiniketan.
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70th Birthday celebration committee

11th May, 1931
A large gathering of representative citizens of Calcutta meet at the Calcutta University Institute Hall and decide to celebrate his seventieth birthday in a grand and fitting manner. A strong committee is formed with Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose as President and Syama Prasad Mookerjee and Amal Hom as Joint Secretaries to plan a week-long festival during Christmas.
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Poet at Darjeeling

May, 1931
Poet goes to Darjeeling for a month. Poet meets Kazi Nazrul Islam, Manmatha Ray, Sir Jadunath Sarkar. Poet stays at Dr. Nilratan Sarkar's bungalow.
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Writes to detenus of Buxa Camp

2nd June, 1931
The poet sends a message of greetings in a poem (Nishithere lajja dilo) addressed to the political detenus of the Buxa Concentration Camp, detained under Viceregal ordinance, in reply to their felicitations on his birthday.
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Return from Darjeeling

June, 1931
Tagore returns to Kolkata from Darjeeling.
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Visit to Vopal

17th July, 1931
Visits Vopal accompanied by Dr. Hashim Amir Ali on a futile fund-raising campaign. This trip also brings the opportunity of visiting Sanchi with Nandalal Bose.
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Santiniketan

24th July, 1931
Returns to Santiniketan.
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Communal trouble

July, 1931
Communal trouble breaks out in a number of places in Bengal. Deeply perturbed, writes in the Prabasi (July issue) an article on the Hindu-Muslim question in which he warns his countrymen against the 'fatal fratricide' helping the third party in keeping India under bondage.
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Sisutirtha staged

September, 1931
In the aid of the flood-stricken people of North Bengal, Sisuthirtha, being the Bengali adaptation of The Child is presented in Calcutta on 14th and 15th September as a dramatic piece.
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Kavi-Sarvabhauma

20th September, 1931
The Pandits of Sanskrit College, Calcutta confer on him the title Kavi-Sarvabhauma. Professor Surendranath Dasgupta presides over. Poet delivers his lecture expressing his life-long admiration for the Sanskrit language.
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Condemnation of Hijli killing

1st October, 1931
Tagore condemns the murder of two prisoners at Hijli Internment Camp at a big public meeting held in the Calcutta Maidan at the foot of the Ochterloney Monument.
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Celebration of Gandhi Birthday

2nd October, 1931
Pays tribute to Gandhi in an address given at Santiniketan on Gandhi's birthday.
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Message for Gorthe's death centenary

11th October, 1931
Sends a message to Welt Gorthe Ehrung (organization set up for observance of Goethe's death centenary on 22nd March, 1932) in which he pays his homage to the undying memory of Goethe.
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Gitabitan published

October, 1931
Gitabitan, a compilation of more-than-1500 Tagore songs, gets published.
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Poet at Darjeeling

October, 1931
Goes to Darjeeling with Rathindranath and his family either on 17th or on 18th October.
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Poem on Buddha

20th October, 1931
Sends the tribute of a poem on Buddha on the occasion of the opening of the new Vihara (Mulagandhakuti Vihara) at Saranath near Benaras.
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Nandalal Bose

25th October, 1931
Celebrates at Santiniketan the fiftieth birthday of Nandalal Bose.
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Haraprasad Shastri dies

17th November, 1931
Mahamahopadhyay Haraprasad Shastri dies in Calcutta.
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Pays tribute to Haraprasad

6th December, 1931
A memorial meeting takes place at Bangiya Sahitya Parishat to pay the tribute to Haraprasad. Poet pays his tribute to Haraprasad in a letter.
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Pausha Utsav

22nd December, 1931
Attends the Pausha utsav at Santiniketan.
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Rabindra-Jayanti

23rd December, 1931
Comes to Calcutta to attend the Rabindra-Jayanti celebrations .
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Jayanti celebration starts

25th December, 1931
Jayanti celebration starts with the opening of an exhibition illustrating the significant events and activities of the Poet's varied life and a fair. A feature of the exhibition was a display (for the first time in India) pf a set of 100 of the Poet's drawings and paintings.
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The Golden Book of Tagore published

27th December, 1931
Receives addresses presented by several organisations. The Golden Book of Tagore bearing the homage of his friends and admirers all over the world is presented to him by its Editor, Ramananda Chatterji.
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Natir Puja and Sapmochan staged

December, 1931
Natir Puja is staged on 28th & 29th December and Sapmochan on 30th December at Jorasanko.
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Felicitation at Senate Hall

31st December, 1931
The Student community of Calcutta also presents him with an address at the Senate Hall of the University.
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