Letter to Vice Chancellor of Visva Bharati University, 27 January 1978

Typed letter addressed to the Vice Chancellor of Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan.

The letters proposes that the University should give due importance to the preservation, publishing, and support of the works by Benodebehari Mukherjee as the artist was growing older.

The signatories of the letter included Ajit Chakravarti, K.G. Subramanyan, Kanchan Chakraborty, Sanat Kar, and Dinkar Kowshik.

The letter is dated 27 January 1978.


Artist Benodebehari Mukherjee (b.1904 – d.1980) is considered one of the pioneers of 20th century modern art in India. Having taught in Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan, he was the mentor and teacher of some stalwart artists including K.G Subramanyan. Because of the close relationship between Benodebehari Mukherjee and K.G Subramanyan over the years, the two artists continued exchanging through letters after K. G. Subramanyan left Santiniketan to teach at the Faculty of Fine Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, in 1951.

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Letter to Vice Chancellor of Visva Bharati University, 27 January 1978

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