Lot 164

[Rajah Sourindra Mohun Tagore]

A short biographical sketch of Rajah Sourindra Mohun Tagore…, manuscript compiled by his secretary, eleven pages, some browning, 4to, c. 1875

***Raja Sourindra Mohun Tagore or Sourindro Mohun Tagore CIE (1840, Pathuriaghata – 5 June 1914, Calcutta) was a Bengali musicologist who founded the Bengal Music School and Bengal Academy of Music. A staunch supporter of the British Empire and its agencies in India, he was commissioned to set Indian translations of God Save the Queen to Indian tunes.

Estimate: £80-£120