Dr. Montessori exchanged several letters with the great poet from 1926 onwards. In 1939 Rabindranath Tagore wrote a letter to Dr. Montessori, who visited Shantiniketan the same year.

Dear Dr. Montessori,

It is a joy to hear from you and your good wishes which I warmly reciprocate. As you know, I am a great admirer of your work in education and along with my countrymen think it very fortunate indeed that India, at this hour, can get your guidance in creative self-expression.

I am confident that education of the young, which must underlie all work of national reconstruction, will find a new and lasting inspiration from your presence.

May I hope that you will visit our Institution when you come to Bengal?

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,