Appendix I

J.C. Bose, ‘The Voice of Life’, Inaugural Address at Bose Institute, 30 November 1917. Reprinted in Acharya J.C. Bose's The Scientific Legacy (Calcutta: Bose Institute, 2004).

Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose's Inaugural address dedicating the Bose Institute to the nation

I dedicate today this Institute—not merely a Laboratory but a Temple. The power of physical methods applies for the establishment of that truth which can be realised directly through our senses, or through the vast expansion of the perceptive range by means of artificially created organs. We still gather the tremulous message when the note of the audible reaches the unheard. When human sight fails, we continue to explore the region of the invisible. The little ...

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