Talk:Rabindranath Tagore

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Gandhi-Ambedkar Dispute Solved by Tagore[edit]

I could not find references to this event(Tagore's contribution to be specific) anywhere on the web, and the citation wasn't very helpful. Furthermore in the course of a project on Tagore, I talked to a descendant and Professor on Tagore who confirmed that no such thing existed. I suggest someone rectifies this immediately. The Professor also stated in no uncertain terms that Rabindranath Tagore was BY NO MEANS an activist in any way. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2404:E800:E61C:3FC:91C2:CA1:D520:D387 (talk) 13:50, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

Picture as a young boy[edit]

Boy from the caste of scribes, Bengal (c. 1856).jpg

The pictures File:Young Rabindranath tagore.jpg and File:Boy from the caste of scribes, Bengal (c. 1856).jpg are duplicates. The first picture is a scan from the book Rabindranath Tagore: A Biography by Uma Dasgupta (Oxford University Press, 2004), and claims to be a picture of Tagore in 1880, while second one says it is a picture of a boy around 1856, taken by Robert Schlagintweit, and is attributed as follows "Abb.: अक्षरचणः । Junge aus der Kaste der Schreiber, Bengalen, um 1856 [Bildquelle: Robert Schlagintweit (1833 - 1885)]". 1856 is quite early for pictures I guess, but what is correct or wrong here? Wiki-uk (talk) 05:01, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

I found the original publication here (image 21). Schlagintweit, Robert von: Hermann, Adolph, Robert und Emil Schlagintweit Nachlass : Weiteres Material zur Asienreise, Photographien und Zeichnungen von Menschen - BSB Schlagintweitiana IV.2, [S.l.], 1854 - 1857 [BSB-Hss Schlagintweitiana IV.2]. Please check. Wiki-uk (talk) 16:50, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
I have hidden the picture in the article now, by commenting it out, until someone confirms that my understanding is correct that File:Boy from the caste of scribes, Bengal (c. 1856).jpg gives the correct date and attribution. Wiki-uk (talk) 04:41, 9 June 2017 (UTC)