Nirmal Kumar Bose Memorial Lecture
Nirmal Kumar Bose (1901-1972), one of India’s greatest sons, a humanist, a Gandhian and a radical anthropologist of whom social reconstruction was more important than building sociological theories – was a carry over of the nineteenth century Renaissance in Bengal. He was a great mind, a great visionary who was never confined to the conventional boundary of an academic discipline, be it anthropology, geography, geology, prehistory, archaeology, and even gandhiology (if that term may be used). Professor Bose used anthropology of demonstrate India’s unity in the diversity of cultures. He possessed in his heart a precious thing – the love for his countrymen – that was much greater than his passion for anthropology. Historians of world anthropology are aware of Bose’s pioneer thinking and his original contribution to the concept of culture. But, regretably and not so regretably. Bose could not pursue it further, because in his judgement something else was more important. That was India’s national Freedom Movement. He preferred to remain in the prison rather than in the luxury of intellectual pursuit.
This Memorial Lecture Series was initiated in honour of eminent Anthropologist, great Humanist and Gandhian, Prof. Nirmal Kumar Bose, who used anthropology to demonstrate India’s unity in the diversity of cultures :
|01||21st January 2016||VIIIth Prof. Nirmal Kumar Bose memorial lecture by Prof. P K Misra
|02||21st October and 22nd October 2013||Prof. Nirmal Kumar Bose Memorial Lecture 21st
October – Anthropological Survey of India and Nirmal Kumar Bose. View Text (PDF) 22nd October – Rupkund Human Remains: A Mystery Yet Unresolved. View Text (PDF) Venue: Lecture Hall, 11, Man Singh Road, IGNCA, New Delhi.
||Lakshman Kumar Mahapatra|
||A. C. Bhagbati|
||T. N. Pandey|
||M. A. Dhaky|
||Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya|
Prof. N.K. Bose Memorial
|Surajit Chandra Sinha|
Prof. R.S. Negi Founder Director – Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav
Sangrahalaya, Bhopal and Former Professor, Department of Anthropology, H.N.B. Garhwal, University, SrinagarChair : Prof. R.K. Jain