Jagadish Chandra Bose: The Reluctant Physicist

Jagadish Chandra Bose: The Reluctant Physicist Books

Jagadish Chandra Bose: The Reluctant Physicist

By Sudipto Das

Category: Biography Books, History Books, Latest Releases Books, Paper Missile Books
ISBN: 978-93-89136-99-9
MRP: 795/-

Sir J.C. Bose has been resurrected in many fields recently, more than five decades after his death. In the late 1990s, Bose was acknowledged as one of the inventors of the radio, alongside Marconi. We now know Bose held the first patent for a semiconductor device and he was the first to have used millimetre waves for radio communication, presently used in 5G technology. In plant neurobiology, scientists realized that Bose had claimed plants can feel pain, like animals and humans do, in the early 20th century.
Bose lived during a turbulent phase in India’s history. Closely connected to Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore and two extraordinary European women, Bose’s life is a labyrinth of remarkable relationships unexplainable in conventional terms. Both favoured and disfavoured by the English, loved and hated by his acquaintances, mythified and forgotten by his countrymen, Bose was a contronym. This book is an attempt at demystifying the ‘Boseian’ myth.

‘An insightful and illuminating exploration.’ ~Jug Suraiya, senior journalist, Times of India

‘Sudipto has resurrected an amazing character who personifies an important turn in Indian history.’ ~Sanjeev Sanyal, economist & writer

‘A vivid portraiture of [a] legend’s life.’ ~Times of India

‘Jagadish Bose comes alive in flesh and blood… Reads like a novel.’ ~Times of India

‘An enlightening affair … Revolutionary in the truest sense.’ ~Telegraph

Bose’s relationships … play a pivotal role.’ ~The Hindu

‘Exploring the theme of unity.’ ~The Hindu

‘Riveting biography.’ ~Deccan Herald

‘At the crossroads of science, philosophy and India’s history.’ ~Deccan Herald

Transcend the boundaries of a conventional scientific chronicle.’ ~Deccan Herald

‘A fresh biographical release.’ ~Indian Express

All the drama required [in] an engaging book.’ ~Press Trust of India (PTI)

‘The genius of [Jagadish Chandra] Bose shone like a beacon.’ ~PTI

‘Exposition of Bose’s “inner life.”’ ~Business Standard

‘Das livens up the narrative by imagining conversations.’ ~Firstpost

‘Bridges the gap between science writing and a broader readership.’ ~Firstpost

‘Uncovers Bose’s forgotten legacy.’ ~The Federal

‘A fascinating biography … with a poetic eloquence.’ ~The Federal

‘Brings out the nuances of the kind of polymath of a personality JC Bose was.’ ~Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival

‘Brilliantly weaves [a] grand historical background.’ ~Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival

Format: Hardback with dust jacket
Size: 216mm x 140mm
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