Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1325-0059-5;
Raipur is a village under Raipur–Supur gram panchayat of Bolpur–Sriniketan block in Bolpur subdivision of Birbhum district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Raipur is located at 23°38?13?N 87°38?49?E? / ?23.636822°N 87.646872°E? / 23.636822; 87.646872. In 1863, Debendranath Tagore took on permanent lease 20 acres of land, with two chhatim trees, at a yearly payment of Rs. 5, from Bhuban Mohan Singha, the zamindar of Raipur. He built a guest house and named it Santiniketan (the abode of peace). Gradually, the whole area came to be known as Santiniketan.
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