Donation Announcement: Collected Works of Rabindranath Tagore

Tagore the poet & Dr. Sakar

Indiana University Libraries is excited to announce a donation from Dipa Sarkar, M.D. of the collected works of Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), a Calcutta native and Nobel Prize-winning poet. During his lifetime Tagore wrote several volumes of poetry and other works of literature including dramas, travel diaries, and two autobiographies. Dr. Sarkar's donation is a complete 15-volume collection, Rabindra Racanabali, in Bengali; the collection marks the the centennial celebration of Tagore's birth in 1961.

Dr. Sarkar was born outside Calcutta in 1931, where she later began her career as a gynecologist. She then studied pathology and did a residency in the United States. In 1969, Dr. Sarkar moved to Terre Haute, Indiana to practice pathology and teach medical technology at Indiana State University. Since her retirement in 1990, Dr. Sarkar continues to serve her community by helping those in need through volunteering, taking leadership roles with charities, and teaching English at her local library. IU Libraries would like to extend many thanks to Dr. Dipa Sarkar for her generous donation that will serve scholars in Indiana for many years to come! Pictured below you can see Dr. Sarkar at Wells Library with her donation.

Dr. Dipa Sarkar with her donated collection of Tagore's works.

You can find Dr. Sarkar's donated collection of Rabindranath Tagore's works at Wells Library:






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