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Publication of Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy Rachana Sankalan

The first volume of Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy Rachana Sankalan was published in 2008 by Acharya Prafulla Chandra College , New Barrackpore. This two- part volume, one in Bengali and the other in English edited by Prof. Anil Bhattacharya brings together many articles and books by the Acharya broadly on science and commerce or commercial activities, which are now almost inaccessible, This is indeed the first attempt of its kind to bring to light and make available to readers of today the valuable writings of the great son of India which are now lodged in the brittle pages of books and journals gathering dust in obscure corners of libraries.

The Second volume of Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy Rachana Sankalan – also in two parts , one in Bengali and the other in English edited by Prof Anil Bhattacharyya was published in 2009 by the University of Calcutta as its post Centenary Golden Jubilee publication. This volume contains writings of Acharya on literature, education , commerce and science. Acarya’s monumental work ‘A History of Hindu Chemistry’ had given him the prestige and position of an unquestionable pioneer in this field of research. But he was not content with the unruffled life of a scientist; he yearned to bring the benefits of science to remote corners and especially to poor localities of the country, to the very homes of the uneducated indigent people. He asked every one ‘to wield the spade and make a garden of roses and jesmine’ with one’s own hand. That would unite sense of beauty with the enterprise of business. Indeed, on many occasions he proudly proclaimed himself a businessman.

The whole nation observed the 150th birth anniversary of this illustrious son of the country in the year 2010 . Sir P.C.Ray graced Calcutta University by being its first Palit Professor in Chemistry. The copies of the original prints of 'A History of Hindu Chemistry ' of Sir P.C.Ray are completely exhausted and are not available in the market. The copies of the original two volumes (2nd Edition of the Vol-I) of A History of Hindu Chemistry has been published by the Calcutta University this year as the 3rd volume of the series. It is needless to mention that these volumes will honour an important place in the selves of libraries and of home as well. The University of Calcutta indeed felt privileged and took the opportunity to pay their homage to Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy on his 150th birth anniversary by publishing the 3rd volume as its another post Centenary Golden Jubilee publication.

In January 2006 , as part of its Post Centenary Golden Jubilee Celebration at the Science City Auditorium , the University of Calcutta took pride in releasing "Research Papers of Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy – A Complete Collection", a much acclaimed book edited by Prof. Anil Bhattacharya and enriched with 158 publications of Sir P.C.Ray and his students.

Thus to anyone who cares for culture, education ,commerce and science the collection of writings would be a prize possession. We are proud to have been able to publish them, and we invite you to book your copies of the volumes already published and of the forthcoming volumes both for institutional library and your personal collection.

Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy Rachana Sankalan (Bengali Version)
Volume I : Writings in Bengali on Science , Science Education and Commerce
Editor : Prof. Anil Bhattacharyya
Publisher : Prof. Saktibrata Bhowmik , Principal, Acharya Prafulla Chandra College, New Barrrackpore, Kolkata – 700131
Number of Pages : 902 (Hard Bound)

Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray - A Collection of Writings
Volume I A : On Science and Industry
Editor: Prof. Anil Bhattacharyya
Publisher: Prof. Saktibrata Bhowmik , Principal, Acharya Prafulla Chandra College, New Barrrackpore, Kolkata – 700131
Number of Pages : 540


Price  :   Rs. 700.00 Per Set    ;       Institutional Price :   Rs.600.00 per set
[Books available at A.P.C.College, New Barrackpore , North 24 Parganas, 700131 or at the office of the West Bengal College and University Teachers’Association , 89, Mahatma Gandhi Road , Kolkata-700 007.. For contact please write to us through e-mail ; apc1960@dataone.in or call us at (033)2537 8797/3297

Books are also available from the following vendors;

  1. Ekush Satak, 15, Shyamacharan De Street, Kolkata 700073,Ph.No(033)23546488 (Rachana Sankalan Vol-I & II)
  2. Progressive Publishers,37A,College Street,Kolkata,700073,Ph.No.(033)2219 1595/6593(Rachana Sankalan Volume-I)
  3. National Book Agency Pvt.Ltd.,12,Bankim Chatterjee Street, Kolkata 700073,
    Ph.No.(033)2241 6432/3376,2334 4530/3168,Fax:(033)2334 2769.]

Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy Rachana Sankalan (Bengali Version)
Volume II : Writings in Bengali on Literature , Education , Commerce and Science

Editor : Prof. Anil Bhattacharyya
Publisher : University of Calcutta
Number of Pages : 702 (Hard Bound)

Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray - A Collection of Writings
Volume II A : On Literature, Education and Science

Editor : Prof. Anil Bhattacharyya
Publisher : University of Calcutta
Number of Pages : 540 (Hard Bound)

Price : Rs. 700.00 Per Set ; Institutional Price : Rs.600.00 Per Set
[Books available at Sales counter of Calcutta University or at A.P.C.College, New Barrackpore , North 24 Parganas, 700131 or at the office of the West Bengal College and University Teachers’Association , 89, Mahatma Gandhi Road , Kolkata-700 007 or at Ekush Satak, 15, Shyamacharan De Street, Kolkata 700073,Ph.No(033)23546488]

Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray - A Collection of Writings
Volume IIIA : A History of Hindu Chemistry (Volume-I)
Editor : Prof. Anil Bhattacharyya
Publisher : University of Calcutta
Number of pages : 310 ; 70 (Hard Bound)
Price : Rs. 250.00

Volume IIIB : A History of Hindu Chemistry (Volume-II)
Editor : Prof. Anil Bhattacharyya
Publisher : University of Calcutta
Number of pages : 290 ; 152 ; xxi (Hard Bound)
Price : Rs. 250.00

[Books available at A.P.C.College, New Barrackpore , North 24 Parganas, 700131 or at the Sales counter of Calcutta University ]

Research Papers of Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy – A Complete Collection"(158 publications of Sir P.C.Ray and his students).
Editor & Publisher : Prof. Anil Bhattacharya
Number of Pages : 935 (Hard Bound)
Price : Rs. 650.00 Per Set ; Institutional Price : Rs.550.00 Per Set

[Books available at A.P.C.College, New Barrackpore , North 24 Parganas, 700131 or at the office of the West Bengal College and University Teachers’Association , 89, Mahatma Gandhi Road , Kolkata-700 007.]