A curiously hand-tinted sepia real photo postcard of the great Bengali writer and multi-faceted artist (1861-1941), with pink expertly applied on the inside garment peeking out from below.
It is hard to over estimate the importance of Rabindranath Tagore at the beginning of the 20th century.
A portrait of Tagore published three years after his death. In Krishna Dutta and Andrew Robinson's excellent biography of this great man (Bloomsbury, 1995), there appears this translation of this poignant poem:
Karma (The Worker), 1896
No sign of my