Editorial Team

Fantico, a digital licensed collectibles platform, focusses on curating assets in the fields of cinema, sports, art, music and other valuable collectibles. The platform has put up digital collectibles of renowned authors such as Rabindranath Tagore and Omar Khayyam.

Why are books so heavy? “Because the whole world is inside them.” Yes, the whole world resides in one great book. Even better when these rare books are showcased on a platform. Fantico introduced digital collectibles of various renowned personalities across art and philosophy which can be purchased by collectors using NFTs. India is bound by the strong strands of culture and traditions that are beautifully captured through our work in literature. Our country has given birth to exceptionally talented artists in this field.

Abhayanand Singh, Group CEO and Co-Founder of Vistas Media Capital said “Fantico provides a platform to own rare artifacts and collectibles for book connoisseurs and collectors. Literature is an essential part of Indian culture and hence we have introduced this curated selection to open a universe for bibliophiles.”

These collectibles are not only digital but are also backed by original physical assets, as showcased on the platform. Below are the details of the items:

1. 1932 BOOKLET OF ‘NATIR PUJA’ BY RABINDRANATH TAGORE

Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore the Bengali poet, short-story writer, song composer, playwright, essayist, and painter wrote an all-woman play on the request of his daughter-in-law Pratima Devi, who wished to perform it on the poet’s 70th birthday. This rare booklet represents the film made on the play by Tagore himself for New Theatres in 1932, the only film that he wrote, directed and appeared in.

2. SIX EDITIONS OF INDIAN PICTORIAL EDUCATION (1930) IN A BOUND VOLUME

In ancient times, India was a pinnacle of success, development and education. These pictures were made to explain a whole lesson – what a thousand words could not do; one picture can .This volume holds 6 editions of Indian pictorial education for art and history lovers.

3. A 1914 RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM VOLUME

Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet, renowned globally and admired for his scientific achievements but chiefly known to English-speaking readers through the translation of a collection of his Rubaiyat (“quatrains”) in the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1859), by the English writer Edward Fitzgerald. This 1914 Volume is an out of circulation ultra-rare masterpiece on offer to the discerning collector

4. DIWAN-E-GHALIB SET OF 2 BOOKS (1958 edition)

Diwan-e-Ghalib is a famous poetry book written by the famous Indian Urdu poet Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib. It is a collection of his best poetry/ghazals as a set of two books selectively picked for those who Cherish Urdu Poetry at its very best. Its edited by noted Urdu poet Ali Sardar Jafri.

NFTs are permanent digital certificates of ownership that are secured and encrypted using blockchain-enabled technology. This allows buyers of such digital collectibles to have permanent ownership of such assets which are enabled and secured on a blockchain. Through Fantico, NFT buyers can purchase Indian cinema-focused exclusive digital collectibles either through a sale or auction.

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