This is a tale of a traditional Indian Sari. The garment, which belongs
to my mother, is far more that just a personal clothing item. Its warp
and weft weaves together historical value of great significance.
More than a 100 years old, this sari belonged to my motherís
great-grandmother Gyanadanandini Devi who was the wife of
Satyendranath Tagore (1842-1923) - the paternal grandfather of my
Grandmother Jayashree Sen, and elder brother of Rabindranath Tagore.
He was the first Indian to join the Indian Civil Service. He was also
an author, song composer, linguist and made significant contribution
towards the emancipation of women in Indian society during the British Raj.
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