Chapter 33


*We are indebted to Uma Das Gupta for her invitation to write this chapter, and the generous help in writing it. Thanks are also due to Usha Mujoo Munshi, Nibedita Ganguly, Krishna Bhattacharya and Atis Dasgupta for access to books and other material of the ISI library and archives. Bikas Sinha helped us write the note on Euler's Conjecture. We are grateful to Ashis Sen Gupta and Tapas Samanta for sharing their expertise. We thank Chunu Ram Saren and Susanta Kumar Dey for typing the manuscript.

1. Guru Charan Mahalanobis (1833–1916): A self-educated and self-made businessman, Guru Charan was an active member of the Adi Brahmo Samaj and was elected the first treasurer of the Sadharan Brahmo Samaj founded in 1877. See also n. 9 and ...

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