J C Bose: The First Modern Scientist

J C Bose: The First Modern Scientist

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Author: Dilip M Salwi
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 59
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171676812


This book is a biographical sketch of physicist, inventor, pioneer and visionary, Jagdish Chandra Bose, who was the first modern scientist of India.

In the late nineteenth century it was hard to believe that an Indian could become a scientist. Working in primitive conditions, without any financial help and constantly battling the skepticism of the scientific establishment, Jagdish Chandra Bose invented the first instruments of wireless telegraphy - the technology that is the basis of all communication today.

He astonished European scientists with his inventions and traveled across the world winning laurels for his achievements. He also engaged in the exploration of physics and biology, a field that is known today as biophysics, seeking the basic unity of life. The renowned Bose Institute in Calcutta, a temple of scientific research, was set up by him.

The Charitavali Series presents the biographies of great Indian achievers from every field of endeavor. The inspiring lives of great kings, freedom fighters, political thinkers and social reformers. The lives of pioneers of industry, great scientists and philosophers. Artists, musicians, dancers and film stars. Writers, poets and sports people.

These biographies have been written for the reader who is curious about the life, achievements and character of these legends. Full of fascinating stories and facts, written in an easy, story telling style, these biographies will make these great Indians and their times come alive for the reader.


Wireless Telegraphy

The Learning Years

Radio Waves Make Waves

From Metals to Plants

Creation of the Bose Institute

Saying of J C Bose