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  • Celebrated physicist’s home to turn into research centre

    Celebrated physicist’s home to turn into research centre

    Professor Bikash Sinha, senior scientist of Indian National Science Academy (INSA), during his lecture on the contributions of Syamadas Chatterjee, said it is irrefutable that Mr Chatterjee was the first to have worked out on the half-life of spontaneous fission, helped by SN Bose who egged him on with all kinds of ideas on the process of discovering “spontaneous fission” in Calcutta.

    March 16, 2022
  • New Age Prophet~I

    New Age Prophet~I

    Rammohun attempted to reform society and religion from within by incorporating the positive aspects of Western thought and culture. His role was like that of Martin Luther in the European context. Just as Luther appealed to the Bible as the authority against medieval degeneration and corruption, similarly Rammohun took his stand on the basis of the Vedas.

    August 1, 2021
  • Bringing the N-E into focus

    Bringing the N-E into focus

    North-east studies have been accorded priority in the programmes of the Asiatic Society

    January 21, 2019
  • Asiatic Society and the North-east

    Asiatic Society and the North-east

    On 31 March, the Asiatic Society organised a colloquium in Kolkata on the status and progress of the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution in the North-east.  And, though it was quite in keeping with the broad charter laid down by Sir William Jones at the time of its foundation in 1788 that “whatever is …

    April 15, 2018
  • Asiatic Society starts digitisation of manuscripts, books

    Asiatic Society starts digitisation of manuscripts, books

    To keep pace with time, the 233-year-old Asiatic Society here has started digitisation of its over 50,000 manuscripts and more than a lakh journals and publications. The digitisation exercise, which started in December, last year, would be completed in three phases, Asiatic Society general secretary Dr Satyabrata Chakrabarti said. Dr Chakrabarti said, "In the first …

    May 2, 2017
  • Newer perspectives

    Newer perspectives

    A few of those who walk through Kolkata’s Park Street and its intersection with Chowringhee and Russell Street might be aware that the work done at three premises in this area shaped the history of South, and also a good part of South-east Asia. They are, chronologically, the old Survey of India building, an organisation, established …

    March 5, 2017
  • A silent pioneer

    A silent pioneer

    Rightly has it been said that the founding fathers of the Asiatic Society were responsible for the rediscovery of India and her past. 

    November 9, 2016