June 2017

Goodwill Message on 162nd Anniversary of Santal Hul 2017

Hul and the Scandinavian-Santal Legacy: The Glory and Irony of  History and Our Common Future Goodwill Message 162nd. Anniversary of Santal Hul (2017AD) By Prof. Tone Bleie, Head of Scandinavian-Santal Heritage Initiative (SSInherit) JOHAR FROM THE HIGH-NORTH AND SCANDINAVIA On behalf of the University of Tromsø, and the Scandinavian-Santal Heritage Initiative (SSInherit), I like to greet the organizers and participants of  the 162nd anniversary of Santal Hul Program. Introduction Let me briefly

Kalighat Hoard: The First Hoard From India by Susmita Basu Majumdar

Title of the book : Kalighat Hoard: The First Hoard From India Author: Susmita Basu Majumdar  About the book: This book narrates the fascinating story of the discovery of the first hoard of Gupta coins from India which was found in Kalighat, located in the southern part of Kolkata (Calcutta).  There were more than 200 coins in this hoard. Records mention that one Nab Kissen handed over this hoard to

Indian Museum in Calcutta

In the last quarter of the eighteenth century when the British were busy expanding the horizons of their ‘Indian Colony’ right then some great scholars were indulged in studying the heritage of their new colony. Sir William Jones was one of the greatest scholars present in India at that time and he was envisioning of forming a Society which would study and investigate everything what is produced by Nature or


In those times a well travelled person was the most sought after man in the country. His publicity surpassed even the Queen or the King of the country. He would be invited in parties, probably entertained a private dinner with the King to discuss all that he saw and experienced in his journeys. Take the case of Vasco Da Gama for instance, his visit to India became a legend, told

Prithviraj Chauhan versus Mohammad of Ghor

History has its own heroes, whose story has survived the onslaught of time and become immortal. For hundreds of years their stories are told and retold again, and are passed down generations after generation.  The life of Historical heroes is shrouded in legend and folklore, which makes it difficult for writers and historians to represent their life and deeds based on real facts. In these circumstances the writer has to


                Like all great cities of the World, Calcutta has a history of its own, which can date back to time unknown, but for the sake of the topic we shall focus on the Company era when this city gained new momentum and became one of the greatest cities outside Europe. It is exciting to think how, a bunch of explorers and adventurers hailing from a distant island thousands of