TaaranTaran-1 Letterhead

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The wiki has images of three different letterheads in the class of letterheads relating to Sant Taaran Taran. They differ considerably in their details but all are in the service of the various committees organizing Taaran Taran's birthday and other celebrations. Osho was both a member of these committees and a speaker at their functions. His first public talk of which we have a record was at one of these functions in 1955, but his connection with Taaran Taran goes back much further and deeper.

Taaaran Taran's influence was profound in the part of India Osho grew up in. In fact, his parents were members of the sect which arose from Taaran Taran's teachings. His first known venture into public commentary on Taaran Taran was, astoundingly, a hand-written "magazine", created and "published" when he was ten years old, in 1942. See Manuscripts ~ Taran-Taaran Patrika (तरन तारन पत्रिका) for images of that.

Osho used this class of letterheads only rarely for letters, since they were not his personal letterheads, though his address does appear. Probably they were used mainly out of need in the moment, the last known use in 1961. This one has, at the top:

Sant Taaran Taran Jayanti Samaaroh Samiti (STT birthday celebration committee)

And in parentheses under that:

Sarv-Dharm-Sammelan (All-Religions-Conference)

Under that on the right, a space for the date; and proceeding down the whole left side, a list of names, presumably of members of the committee. That list has been partially cut/torn off, so info there is only partly available. Such snippets as are intelligible are reproduced here, and may be augmented by "matches" in a similar list in TaaranTaran-3 Letterhead. TaaranTaran-2 Letterhead has no such list or info. Info in parentheses here appears to be parenthetical, ie extra info describing the people named above.

this letterhead likely, per #3
...lal Ji Dube
... Jabalpur University)
Pan. Kujilal Dube
...das Ji, M.P. Seth Govinddas
...niprasad Ji Tiwari Dr. Bhavaniprasad Tiwari
...sad Ji Bhatt
... Justice, M.P. High Court)
...l Jain
Dr. Harilal Jain
... Sahay
...logical College)
(possibly Theological)
... A. Rajak Khan
...jendrasinha Ji Shri Vyauhar Rajendrasinha

Then a big gap where there may or may not have been as much space in the intact original, then some sporadic infobits:

...neesh (probably our Beloved)


...r, M. Kar.


...maiya (possibly one of Osho's relatives named Samaiya)
... Digambar

more space

...r Fa Pata :
...eesh, (Osho again)
115, Napier Town

There is only one letter known to have been written using this letterhead:

Letter written on 25 Nov 1960, to Ma Anandmayee, published in Bhavna Ke Bhojpatron Par Osho (भावना के भोजपत्रों पर ओशो) on p 64 (2002 Diamond edition).