Churchgate-DN-1 Letterhead

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Osho's big move to Bombay/Mumbai in mid-1970 signaled the time for him to connect with the larger world. A part of that was less emphasis and reliance on Hindi. In the letterhead dept, a trend in that direction had already been underway before his move: the last Hindi/Devanagari letterhead before the move was JJKNapier-3, used from Aug 1965 to Oct 1966.

Still, in the end, two more Hindi letterheads were created, this one with his address in Churchgate and a similar one for Woodland. Neither appears to have been used extensively; so far we have images of only one of this one and two of the Woodland one, all of them name-papers.

This letterhead is modeled mainly on the first English one from Churchgate, with some text formatting differences. The main feature is the eight-circle version of the Jeevan Jagriti Kendra logo in the upper left corner. In the upper right (in Devanagari):

Acharya Rajneesh (in large letters)
27, C. C. I. Chambers (smaller letters)
Bombay-20. Phone Nam. 293782 (also smaller)

When they were used is a bit tricky, since what kind of date range can you derive from just one sample? Especially one that is undated? And were they ever used for letters, or only name-papers? Here is the one:

Name-paper Yoga Shanta 1971 (est date late 1970 to early 1971)**

see also
Woodland-DN-1 Letterhead