KamalaNehru-1 Letterhead

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The exact time Osho moved to Kamala Nehru Nagar, after his long stay at Yogesh Bhavan, is not known, but was probably sometime in Jun, Jul or early Aug of 1968. He left for Bombay (Mumbai) at the end of Jun 1970.

One odd feature of this letterhead is the lack of a precise address. Kamala Nehru Nagar is a neighbourhood of Jabalpur, albeit small, not a particular building or housing complex; thus, to not specify anything more precise, he must have been fairly well known by that time, or KNN was not very well developed. In the late 60s, it was certainly not in the center of town and probably not hugely built up, so it might well have been possible to make arrangements with the local postal people.

The simple, basic design of this letterhead was replicated in designs for letterheads later in Mumbai. It reads, in the top left corner, in a light-weight dark grey-green italic font:

acharya rajneesh

And continuing to the right but lower down, in a smaller, heavier, burnt orange italic font:

kamala nehru nagar   :   jabalapur (m. p.).   phone : 2957

And above that in the top right corner, a Jeevan Jagruti Kendra logo in the same two colours

This letterhead has been used for many letters, listed below, with recipient and publication info where known. Some of these letters, it will be noted, were for whatever reasons written long after the move to Mumbai, even with current letterheads supposedly available.

Letter written on 10 Aug 1968, to Ma Yoga Sohan
Letter written on 12 Dec 1968 (Sohan), to Ma Yoga Sohan
Letter written on 23 Dec 1968 (Manik), to Sw Yoga Manik
Letter written on 23 Dec 1968 (Jyoti), to Ma Dharm Jyoti
Letter written on 14 Jan 1969, to Shivaji Vidyalaya
Letter written on 20 Feb 1969, to Sw Anand Maitreya
Letter written on 18 Mar 1969, to unknown
Letter written on 25 Apr 1969, to Ma Kusum Bharti, published in Prem Ke Swar (प्रेम के स्वर), as letter #1
Letter written on 26 May 1969, to Ma Kusum Bharti
Letter written on 29 Jul 1969, to unknown
Letter written on 7 Aug 1969 (to Kapil), to Sw Kapil Bharti, published in Prem Ke Swar (प्रेम के स्वर), as letter #3
Letter written on 7 Aug 1969 (to Kusum), to Ma Kusum Bharti, published in Prem Ke Swar (प्रेम के स्वर), as letter #4
Letter written on 24 Aug 1969, to Ma Kusum Bharti, published in Prem Ke Swar (प्रेम के स्वर), as letter #5
Letter written on 30 Aug 1969, to Ma Kusum Bharti, published in Prem Ke Swar (प्रेम के स्वर), as letter #6
Letter written on 7 Sep 1969, to Ma Kusum Bharti, probably published in Prem Ke Swar (प्रेम के स्वर), as letter #7
Letter written on 23 Oct 1969, to Ma Kusum Bharti, published in Prem Ke Swar (प्रेम के स्वर), as letter #8
Letter written on 3 Nov 1969, to Ma Kusum Bharti, published in Prem Ke Swar (प्रेम के स्वर), as letter #9
Letter written on 19 Nov 1969, to Ma Kusum Bharti, published in Prem Ke Swar (प्रेम के स्वर), as letter #10
Letter written on 29 Nov 1969, to Ma Kusum Bharti, published in Prem Ke Swar (प्रेम के स्वर), as letter #11
Letter written on 2 Dec 1969, to Ma Kusum Bharti, published in Prem Ke Swar (प्रेम के स्वर), as letter #12
Letter written on 5 Feb 1970, to Punglia ji
Letter written on 16 Feb 1970, to Ma Kusum Bharti, published in Prem Ke Swar (प्रेम के स्वर), as letter #13
Letter written on 17 Feb 1970 (Samadhi), to Ma Yoga Samadhi
Letter written on 8 Apr 1970, to Ma Kusum Bharti, published in Prem Ke Swar (प्रेम के स्वर), as letter #14
Letter written on 11 Apr 1970 (YPrem), to Ma Yoga Prem, published in Prem Ke Phool (प्रेम के फूल) as letter #144
Letter written on 25 Apr 1970, to Ma Kusum Bharti, published in Prem Ke Swar (प्रेम के स्वर), as letter #15
Letter written on 1 May 1970, to Ma Kusum Bharti, published in Prem Ke Swar (प्रेम के स्वर), as letter #16
Letter written on 13 May 1970, to Ma Kusum Bharti, published in Prem Ke Swar (प्रेम के स्वर), as letter #17
Letter written on 17 May 1970, to Ma Kusum Bharti, published in Prem Ke Swar (प्रेम के स्वर), as letter #18
Letter written on 10 Jun 1970, to Ma Kusum Bharti, published in Prem Ke Swar (प्रेम के स्वर), as letter #19
Letter written on 11 Jun 1970, to Ma Prema Nivedita
Letter written on 29 Jun 1970, to Ma Kusum Bharti, published in Prem Ke Swar (प्रेम के स्वर), as letter #20
Letter written on 26 Jul 1970, to Ma Yoga Samadhi
Letter written on 3 Nov 1970 (Veetaraga), to Sw Chaitanya Veetaraga ** see below
Letter written on 20 Feb 1971, to Sw Krishna Saraswati ** see below
Letter written on 24 Feb 1971 (KSaraswati), to Sw Krishna Saraswati ** see below
Undated Letter written to Maitreya 01 (≤Nov 1968), to Sw Anand Maitreya

** = these three letters are written well past the time Osho lived in KNN. The last two are long past, but it is the first which is the strangest: by Nov 3, Osho has been living in CCI Chambers in Churchgate for four months but using old letterhead from KNN, crossing it out and writing in an address for Woodland, where he is not living and won't be for over a month. And Churchgate letterhead is available.