Asiatic Society
Arts  /  Published 28.02.20

Bridging the past and present with photographs

The polymath, Rajendralal Mitra (1822-1891), besides being the first Indian Indologist and scientific historiographer from Bengal, was a key figure of the Asiatic Society. He was a pioneer in the fiel...
By Soumitra Das in

West Bengal  /  Published 26.12.19

Headlines 2019

January:Milan Mela’s loss was Salt Lake’s gain. With the fairground opposite Science City still under renovation, the International Kolkata Book Fair was held at Central Park Fairgrounds for the ...
By The Telegraph in

Books  /  Published 05.04.19

Finding new ways to delve into the ancient past

History of Bangladesh: Early Bengal in Regional Perspective (Up To C. 1200 CE) Edited by Abdul Momin Chowdhury and Ranabir Chakravarti, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, $65...
By Kesavan Veluthat in

West Bengal  /  Published 05.04.19

Libraries at crossroads

Libraries there are several in Salt Lake but recently a digital library has been inaugurated in CL Block. The Asiatic Society, the 235-year-old institution on Oriental studies that has been a landmark...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

Heritage  /  Published 09.03.19

Scholars divided on translation of Buddhist text

According to modern historians, the text was originally compiled by the great Buddhist scholar Abhyakaragupta between the 11th and 12th centuries. Abhyakaragupta was associated with the Vikramasila-ma...
By Bitan Sikdar in

West Bengal  /  Published 07.01.19

Bengal study shows food shortage for tribals

A study carried out by the Pratichi Institute and the Asiatic Society has found out that a significant proportion of tribal people in Bengal had faced “food scarcity of varying degrees” in the pas...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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