APPENDICES

APPENDIX A.1: INFLUENCE OF TAGORE AND BRAJENDRANATH SEAL

It seems to have been Tagore who suggested that Mahalanobis turn to Seal for mental nourishment. We quote from a letter of Tagore80 to Mahalanobis about Brajendranath Seal.

Please know for sure that for a long time I have wished your life continually enriches itself and your efforts reach new heights of success. What need you had for interaction with me has been fulfilled. When your mind was young I helped it gather momentum but I have no resource from which I can provide proper food for your mental nourishment…. This is why I had wished that you gather from Brajendra Babu what is essential for your intellectual growth. Now you have turned to a person who is a storehouse of ...

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