Nandalal Bose illustrated many of
Rabindranath Tagore's works. 'Chayanika', 'Crescent Moon', 'Gitanjali' and 'The Fruit
Gathering' are some of these works. Tagore wrote a poem about a painting called 'Diksha'.
Nandalal used to prepare the stage setting for Tagore's plays.
In 1924 Bose traveled with Rabindranath Tagore in China, Japan, Malaya and Burma. Ten
years later the visited Ceylon (Sri Lanka) together.
Nandalal was a great scholar. "His company itself is an education," said a
friend of his. Nandalal Bose had keen powers of observation. During his travels he
recognized elements common to Indian music and painting, and Chinese music and painting.