W.W.I.: 1915: Prisoner of War Correspondence postcard from the POW Camp Ahmednagar in India.
Ahmednagar postal cancellation, Prisoner of War – strike in red.
The postcard has been sent to Germany.
Rabindranath Tagore Autograph on small card, signed in 1933.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Rabindranath Tagore (1861 –1941), was a Bengali poet, novelist, musician, painter and playwright who reshaped Bengali literature and music.
As author of Gitanjali with its “profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse”, he was the first non-European and the only Indian to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. His poetry in translation was viewed as spiritual, and this together with his mesmerizing persona gave him a prophet-like aura in the west. His “elegant prose and magical poetry” still remain largely unknown outside the confines of Bengal.
Tagore modernised Bengali art by spurning rigid classical forms. His novels, stories, songs, dance-dramas, and essays spoke to political and personal topics. Gitanjali (Song Offerings), Gora (Fair-Faced), and Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World) are his best-known works, and his verse, short stories, and novels were acclaimed for their lyricism, colloquialism, naturalism, and contemplation. Tagore was perhaps the only litterateur who penned anthems of two countries – Jana Gana Mana, the Indian national anthem and Amar Shonar Bangla, the Bangladeshi national anthem.
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Jawaharlal Nehru: b/w photograph of the late Indian Prime Minister as he signs a book.
Authentic autograph at the lower part of the photo, signed in August 1937.
The signature is somewhat faint, due to age.
Size: 8,4 x 11,5 inches. The frame is a very simple one.
Jawaharlal Nehru (Hindi: जवाहरलाल नेहरू ; 1889–1964) was an Indian statesman who was the first (and to date the longest-serving) prime minister of India, from 1947 until 1964.
A leading figure in the Indian independence movement, Nehru was elected by the Congress Party to assume office as independent India’s first Prime Minister, and re-elected when the Congress Party won India’s first general election in 1952. As one of the founders of the Non-aligned Movement, he was also an important figure in the international politics of the post-war era.
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