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Thema Books - Discovering the Other America Caught Between Two Cultures: Science in Nineteenth Century Bengal
Ashish Lahiri
Pb. 14 x 21.5 cm. viii + 152 pp. Rs.200. ISBN 978-93-81703-22-2

Exploreas the evolution of scientific spirit seeking to bridge the two cultures in nineteenth century Bengal, as evident in the writings of Radhanath Sikdar, Vidyasagar, Akshay Kumar Datta, Bhudev Mukhopadhyay, J C Bose, P C Roy and Rabindranath Tagore.

Bishwaprakriti O Manush:
Adhunik Bijnan-er Ruparekha

Partha Ghose
Thema Books - Bishwaprakriti O Manush: Adhunik Bijnan-er Ruparekha - Partha Ghose
21.5 x 14 cm. 128 pp. 1992. Pb. Bengali.
ISBN -81-86017-03-8. Rs 50.

An account of the new science with its philosophy for the intelligent layman by a physicist who has been widely seen as anchorperson in one of India's most popular TV science shows and is the author of the scholarlyTesting Quantum Mechanics on New Ground (CUP 1999).

Thema Books - Cosmic Quest - Partha Ghose Cosmic Quest
Partha Ghose
21.5 x 14.5. 104 pp. 2000. Pb. English.
ISBN 81-86017-28-3. Rs90
The author answers with rare clarity questions like: Has the universe always been there? Was it created some time? What was there before creation? How and why did the solar system form? Is the solar system going to last forever? What isgoing to happen to the universe in future? How does science go about finding answers to such questions?
M. N. Saha in Historical Perspective
Edited by Jyotirmay Gupta
Thema Books - M. N. Saha in Historical Perspective -
22.5 x 14. 8 cm. 246 pp. 1994. Hb. English
ISBN 81-86017-06-2. Rs 200.

A collection of readings on the life and work of Meghnad Saha (1893-1956), the outstanding Indian astrophysicist, with contributions by James Jeans, Eddington, Henry Norris Russell, Harlow Shapley, George Gamow, S A Mitchell, C K Majumdar, U R Rao, David H Devorkin and Ralph Kenat.

Thema Books - The Scientist in Society - Introduced by Sushil Kumar Mukherjee The Scientist in Society
Introduced by Sushil Kumar Mukherjee
21.5 x 14 cm. 248 pp. 2010. Pb. English.
ISBN: 978-81-86017-77-7. Rs 160.
A collection of essays and addresses (some translated for the first time into English) by the first generation of modern Indian scientists centring on the place and role of science in a changing India with contributions by P C Ray, C V Raman, P C Mahalanobis, M N Saha, S N Bose, H J Bhabha, with commentaries by Debiprasad Chattopadhyay, Santimay Chatterjee, B P Adhikari, Virendra Singh and Partha Ghose.

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