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Various activities of the School

1st January, 1902
The Poet goes to Santiniketan in order to engage himself into various activities of the School.
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Preparation of Maghotsav

20th January, 1902
He comes back to Calcutta (now Kolkata) for the preparation of Maghotsav. His six songs are sung for this purpose.
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Shilaidaha for supervision

27th January, 1902
Poet goes to Shilaidaha for the purpose of supervising his estate.
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Back to Kolkata

30th January, 1902
Comes back to Calcutta (now Kolkata).
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Santiniketan

31st January, 1902
Goes to Santiniketan.
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Goes to meet Radhakishor Manikya

9th February, 1902
The poet goes to Ballygunj to meet Radhakishor Manikya, the prince of Tripura.
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Mohitchandra Sen comes to Santiniketan

13th February, 1902
Mohitchandra Sen comes to Santiniketan for conducting examination of the students of the Brahmacharyashram. Later on, Mohitchandra Sen engaged himself in the service of the school and editing of Tagore's books of poems which will be named Kabya Grantha.
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Reminder for repaying debt

April, 1902
A reminder for repaying the debt of Rs. 40,000/- to Mitichand Nakhtar comes to the poet. This money was borrowed by the poet in August 1899 for the Tagore & Company. Poet seeks help from Priyanath Sen for repaying the debt.
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Kakuzo Okakura

April, 1902
Rabindranath gets introduced to Kakuzo Okakura, a Japanese scholar who is a propounder of 'Asia is One' slogan, through Sisiter Nivedita.
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Reads 'Nababarsha'

14th April, 1902
Rabindranath reads his essay 'Nababarsha' (New Year) during the prayer of Bengali New Year.
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Manoranjan Bandyopadhyay as headmaster of Santiniketan school

June, 1902
Three of the first batch of teachers including Brahmabandhab Upadhyay do not rejoin after the summer vacation in June. Manoranjan Bandyopadhyay joins the school as Headmaster.
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Hori joins to study Sanskrit

4th July, 1902
Hori, a young Japanese, joins the school to study Sanskrit.
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Tuition fee for students

July, 1902
Imposition of tuition fees for the students--the practice of free studentship comes to an end.
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Mrinalini gets attacked by an unknown disease

August, 1902
Poet's wife Mrinalini gets attacked by an unknown disease and is shifted to Calcutta (now Kolkata) for treatment.
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Felicitation of Jagadish Chandra Bose

12th October, 1902
Felicitation of Jagadish Chandra Bose under the leadership of the Poet.
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Look after his ailing wife

13th November, 1902
Poet comes back to Calcutta (now Kolkata) in order to look after his ailing wife.
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A letter to Kunjalal Ghosh

13th November, 1902
Formulates in a letter to Kunjalal Ghosh, a teacher of the school and the son-in-law of Shibnath Shastri, the aims and ideals of the school.
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Mrinalini Devi dies

23rd November, 1902
Mrinalini Devi dies at the age of 29 after ailing for three months.
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Renuka seriously ill

November, 1902
Poet's daughter Renuka is also seriously ill. She is diagnosed with Tuberculosis.
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Composes Smaran

November, 1902
The poet composes Smaran (In Memoriam), a series of moving poems to enshrine his wife's memories.
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Letter to Manoranjan Bandyopadhyay

5th December, 1902
Poet writes a letter to Manoranjan Bandyopadhyay regarding the racial discrimination of the brahmins and the non-brahmins. Manoranjan seeks to know whether the brahmin students as gesture of reverence are going to touch the feet of the non-brahmin teachers or not. The poet reverts saying whatever is against the Hindu social norms will not be indulged in their school. At the same time the poet asks whether non-brahmin students should bow in reverence to the non-brahmin teachers.
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Back to Santiniketan with children

8th December, 1902
The poet returns to Santiniketan with two minor sons and two daughters (one married). The responsibility of the family is entrusted on aunt Rajlakshmi Devi.
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Brahmatsav takes place

22nd December, 1902
Barhmatsav takes place in the usual manner. Jagadish Chandra Bose and Hemchandra Mullick visit Santiniketan. The poet delivers a speech titled Dharmer Saral Adarsha (The Simple Principles of Religion).
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