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Tagore's collection

Sourindro Mohun Tagore's collection

Sourindro Mohun (1840-1914) was a member of the Pathuriaghata branch of the Tagore family beside having a title as a Raja, and was a major player in the Bengali Renaissance in the last quarter of the 19th century. As a musicologist, he was mainly concerned with upgrading Bengali's musical repertoire by reviving certain concepts from the Sanskrit tradition. Starting in 1870, he founded music schools and wrote numerous theoretical works. He composed pieces that illustrated his personal vision of Hindustani music, and occasionally wrote musical notation. In this perspective, he also had many...

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Narsiga, India, before 1876, inv. 0062