Neighbourhood in Bolpur, Birbhum, West Bengal, India

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Shantiniketan: Neighbourhood in Bolpur, Birbhum, West Bengal, India
Shantiniketan is a neighbourhood of Bolpur town in the Bolpur subdivision of Birbhum district in West Bengal, India, approximately 152 km north of Kolkata. It was established by Maharshi Devendranath Tagore, and later expanded by his son, Rabindranath Tagore whose vision became what is now a university town with the creation of Visva-Bharati.


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Santiniketan, home of Rabindranath Tagore in West Bengal, included in UNESCO's World Heritage List

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NEP’s roots in Santiniketan education model of Rabindranath Tagore, says Amit Shah

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Amid encroachment row, Didi gives Amartya land deed

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