Chapter 26


1. Acharya Prafulla Ray himself, however, attributes the recognition of the emergence of an Indian School of Chemistry under him to the director of public instruction of Behar (now Bihar), Mr Jennings. It was Mr Jennings, he wrote in his autobiography, who was the first to comment on Ray's achievements in establishing a school of chemistry in India. The article in Nature was published soon after, and came to be recognized as a formal recognition of the existence of the Indian School of Chemistry in colonial India. For details, see Prafulla Chandra Ray, Life and Experiences of a Bengali Chemist, Vol. 1, p. 185.

2. See, for instance, a recent account by Aparajita Basu, Chemical Science in Colonial India: The Science in Social History ...

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