This was a rare book that brings to light what the outside world does not know about how Rabindranath Tagore’s arts, in particular the famous Santiniketan, style of dancing was evolved. Tagore was infact lucky to have this unknown artist from the deep south of India from Pollachi, Coimbatore District. He studied art at JJ School, Mumbai went to Santiniketan and took part in Tagore’s dance dramas. He was forgotten afterwards. Mr. N Mahalingham, the industralist and a native of the village where Vasudevan comes from commissioned this book. I travelled all over India and did research. The book saw the light of the day in 1985 published by Vikas, New Delhi. The book was released by Mulkraj Anand in Chennai.

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