Bose Institute has a long history of publication of the research work conducted at the Institute since the time of the Founder Director- Sir Jagadis Chandra Bose. During those times, publications were authored by Sir J.C. Bose himself and Dr. D.M. Bose. The separate unit of publication was set up in 1980, initiated by the then Director Prof. S.C. Bhattacharyya   to deal with the increasing volume of publication matters. Since then, the Publication Section has been entrusted with the responsibility of bringing out all publications of Bose Institute on a regular basis.

Administrative Publications:

  1. Annual Report (both English & Hindi):  

The annual report, published every year since 1918, aims at providing an account of all the activities undertaken by the Institute during the past financial year. It gives an overall idea about the management of the Institute, Institutional projects, scientific reports, research publications, seminars/ symposia organized, work of the service departments, list of personnel and finally the statement of accounts. 

  1. Bose Institute Newsletter (BI News):

BI News is released on the Foundation day, 30th November every year. It provides a brief summary of all the important activities conducted throughout the year, commemorative events, conferences/ symposia held, visits abroad by scientists, recipients of awards and honours, recent Ph.D. awardees, patents, staff news and information about the forthcoming events of the Institute. 

Soft copies of Annual Report and BI News are available in the net



J.C. Bose and Microwaves – A Collection                                       Rs.  200.00                 


A Collection of published papers of Acharya Jagadis Chandra Bose on Microwaves and Millimeter waves.

164 Pages, Double Crown Octavo, Paper-back binding, 1995

ISBN No: 9788190 832717

The book is a complete collection of the published papers of Acharya J.C. Bose on microwaves and millimetre waves. It also includes valuable historical notes regarding the work done by Acharya Bose during 1894-1896 and 1896-1900, which provide an insight into the social ambience in which Bose did his research work at Presidency College as Professor of Physics. There is an exclusive interview given by Bose after his lecture at the British Association, Liverpool (1896), a copy of Bose’s Patent application in the year 1904 and a facsimile of Bose’s note to the Secretary of Asiatic Society of Bengal. Readers also get an account of the fourteen original research papers of J. C. Bose during 1895-1900, published in Proceedings of Royal Society, Philosophical Magazine, The Electrician, etc. The book ends with a scientific note on the present day relevance of microwaves and millimetre waves. 


Edited by Prof. Prantosh Bhattacharya & Prof. Meher Engineer

Science and Society – Reflections                                                                                          Rs.1050.00               



A Collection of Acharya J.C. Bose Memorial Lectures from 1938 – 1996.

521 Pages, Double Crown Octavo, Hard board binding, 1996

ISBN No: 9788190 832724

The book is a collection of the Acharya J.C. Bose Memorial Lectures delivered at Bose Institute from 1938 – 1996. The text of the first Lecture by Rabindra Nath Tagore (delivered by Ramananda Chattopadhyay), followed by the text of other Lectures by including M.N. Saha, , Cyril S.Fox, S.K. Mitra, P.C. Mahalanobis, S.N. Bose, C.N.R. Rao, S. Radhakrishnan, in the subsequent years. The reader gets an illustrative account of the lectures delivered by these eminent personalities. Fascimilies of two letters by Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi to Acharya J.C. Bose on his 70th birthday during 1928 are also included.

Edited by Prof. Prantosh Bhattacharya, Arun Dasgupta & Rukmini Mitra  

Acharya J.C. Bose- A Scientist and A Dreamer (Volumes I to V)                                                    

Vol.1:                                                                                                                                 Rs.1250.00


Scientific Works of Acharya J.C. Bose during the period 1895 – 1918.

592 Pages, Double Crown Octavo, Hard board binding, 1996

ISBN No. 978-81-90832-73-1

The present volume gives the readers an introduction to the life of Acharya Jagadis Chandra Bose, his scientific achievements, honours and recognitions. This is followed by Acharya Bose’s 50 original research papers with illustrations, as published in reputed journals like Proceedings of Royal Society, The Electrician, Journal of Linn. Soc. (Bot.) and so on, during 1895 – 1918. The book contains some interesting photographs featuring Acharya J.C. Bose at the Royal Institution of Great Britain (1897), Bose’s research assistants, etc. Copy of Acharya J.C. Bose’s Patent application is an added attraction in this book.    


By Prof Prantosh Bhattacharya & Prof. Meher Engineer




Acharya J.C. Bose- A Scientist and A Dreamer Vol.2                                                      Rs.1250.00


Scientific Papers of Acharya J.C. Bose during the period 1919 – 1921

551 Pages, Double Crown Octavo, Hard board binding, 1996

ISBN No. 978-81-90832-74-8

The present volume contains 54 original research papers by Acharya J.C. Bose on his work in the area of Plant Physiology during 1919-1921. The papers are reprints from the papers published in volumes 2, 3 and 4 of the Transactions published from Bose Institute during the mentioned period. Besides these, the reader gets a view of a hand-written manuscript of Electric Response to Inorganic Substances, written by Acharya J.C. Bose, supplemented with a typed version.

Edited by Prof Prantosh Bhattacharya & Prof. Meher Engineer





Acharya J.C. Bose- A Scientist and A Dreamer, Vol.3:                                               Rs.  600.00


Collection of Scientific Papers of Acharya J.C. Bose during the period 1924 – 1934

200 Pages, Double Crown Octavo, Hard board binding, 1997

ISBN No. 978-81-90832-75-5

The present volume contains 18 published research papers of Acharya J.C. Bose in the area of Plant responses against external stimuli. These papers were published in journals like Proceedings of Royal Society, Scientia, Modern Review, Transactions from Bose Institute (Vols. 6, 7 and 8) and so on.

Edited by Prof Prantosh Bhattacharya.





Acharya J.C. Bose- A Scientist and A Dreamer, Vol.4                                            Rs. 1500.00


Collection of Acharya J.C. Bose’s speeches, selected letters and some articles on his ideas and thoughts. 

478 Pages, Double Crown Octavo, Hard board binding, 1997

ISBN No. 978-81-90832-76-2

The present volume gives an account of the Addresses delivered by Acharya J.C. Bose as President of the Bengal Literary Conference (1911), at Mayavati (1912), Presidency College (1913), Lahore University, Madurai (1915), Indian Science Congress, Lucknow (1916), BHU (1916), Royal Society of Arts, London and various lectures delivered at Bose Institute from time to time. One also gets to know of his address to the students of Presidency College after his knighthood in February 15, 1917. Prof. Bose’s inaugural address dedicated to Bose Institute on November 30, 1917 as well as the facsimile of a part of manuscript of the Dedication Address provide an added interest. 

The volume also includes 12 articles written by Bose, published in Calcutta Municipal Gazette (1931), Modern Review (1908, 1917), Bengal Educational Journal (1913), Presidency College Magazine (1916), Transaction (1919, 1920), Manchester Guardian (1922, 1925), etc. In addition, the book contains around 29 letters exchanged between Acharya J.C. Bose and noted stalwarts like Lord Rayleigh, Sir William Crookes, Prof. Hans Molisch, Romain Rolland and to the Editor of Nature. When Acharya J.C. Bose’s 70th birthday was celebrated, a large number of national, international, eminent personalities sent their appreciations and opinions about him which are quoted in this volume. Prof. D.M. Bose wonderfully wrote about the life of Acharya J.C. Bose as observed by him. Eminent persons like Dr. Nilratan Sarkar, Acharya M.N. Saha and Ramananda Chatterjee provided their appreciation of J.C. Bose from their respective points of view. Two more interviews with Prof. Bose are given in this book. There is also a facsimile of a letter written by Bernard Shaw to Acharya J.C. Bose. Both Acharya J.C. Bose and Abala Bose travelled throughout the country and appreciated beauties of nature as well as Indian Art. An account of the places of their travels along with photographs has been given. Excerpts on thoughts of Acharya J.C. Bose as obtained from his diaries, file notes and newspapers have been listed in this volume. Scientific appreciation of Bose’s work by Einstein, Prof. Cohen, Prof. S. Vines, Prof. Haberlandt are also available in this book.  Besides, an unpublished manuscript of Acharya J.C. Bose and sketches of Bose’s experimental notes can be found in this book. 

The volume concludes with the complete List of Publications of Acharya J.C. Bose (128 research papers published in leading reputed journals and 12 books). The volume is enriched with rare photographs featuring Acharya J.C. Bose, facsimiles of Bose’s knighthood and D.Sc. Certificates, Romain Rolland’s tribute and so on.

Edited by Prof.  Prantosh Bhattacharya




Acharya J.C. Bose- A Scientist and A Dreamer, Vol.5                                               Rs.550.00                                   



Tribute to the friendship between Acharya J.C. Bose and Kabiguru Rabindra Nath Tagore

144 Pages, Double Crown Octavo, Hard board binding, 1997

ISBN No. 978-81-90832-77-9

The present volume highlights the depth and richness of friendship between a poet and a scientist. It contains the translated versions of various letters and communications between Acharya Jagadis Chandra Bose and Kabiguru Rabindra Nath Tagore in English. Besides, it contains a poem by Tagore dedicated to Bose, the first J.C. Bose Memorial Address by Tagore in the year 1938, typed versions of 88 letters written by Acharya Jagadis Chandra Bose to Rabindranath Tagore between 1899-1933. Readers can view two rare photographs in this book. One of them shows Tagore and  J.C. Bose in the Silaidaha group, while the other one shows Tagore and Bose at a felicitation meeting after the former was awarded with the Nobel prize.


Edited by Prof.  Prantosh Bhattacharya




Patrabali (Bengali)                                                                                                       Rs.350.00       

 (Set of 2 books)                                                                                                           


 Compilation of letters between Jagadis Chandra Bose and Rabindra Nath Tagore

 Vol. I:   244 pages, Hard board binding, 2016

 Vol. II:  83 pages, Hard board binding, 2016 

 Vol.I     First published, 1958. Third reprint 2016

 Vol II    First published, from Viswabharati 1957. Reprint 2016 from Bose Institute

 ISBN No. 978-93-83170-06-7 

This clothbound two-volume set contains letters from J.C. Bose to Tagore (Volume I) and from Tagore to J.C. Bose (Volume II). This is a new rendition of Patrabali (published in 1994) and the sixth volume of Tagore’s Chithipatro (1957). Additionally, other writings by Tagore concerning Bose are included, such as an burial note (in English), and a Memorial Address (in English), the first of the Foundation Day lectures at Bose Institute (1938) with several photographs.

Edited by Dipankar Home, Pradeep Parrack, Gautam Basu, Soumen Paul 



Acharya Jagadis Chandra Bose (Bengali)                                                                              Rs.    12.00



Brief Life-sketch of Acharya J.C. Bose written in Bengali

37 Pages, Demi Octavo, Art Board binding, 2002

ISBN NO: 987-93-83170-00-5

The booklet gives an overview of the entire life history of Acharya Jagadis Chandra Bose in a very simple and lucid way. Readers get a brief sketch of Bose’s childhood, education, researches in the field of Physics, Response in the Non-living and Plant Physiology. The book also narrates the history and architectural features of Bose Institute and contains five letters written on Acharya J.C. Bose by notable stalwarts.

 By Shri Charuchandra Bhattacharya



  Abyakta  (Bengali)                                                                                                                            Rs.    80.00                          



Collection of popular Bengali articles written by Acharya J.C. Bose

185 Pages, Crown Octavo, Paper-back binding,1922- Reprinted on 2006

ISBN No. 9788190 832793

Abyakto (The Unexpressed) is Bose’s first compilation of articles in Bengali written at various times before he engaged himself in his research work. Some of these articles have been published before in Bengali magazines- Prabashi, Mukul, Dashi, Sahitya and Bharatbarsha. One gets a glimpse of the facsimile of a part of Bengali manuscript written by Bose. At the end of the book, a one-line gist is given of each of the articles, as written by Sri Pulin Behari Sen. The book also provides a list of Bengali and English books written on Acharya J.C. Bose with the summary of their respective contents.

By Acharya Jagadis Chandra Bose



Acharya Jagadis Chandra Bose (Bengali)                                                                                            Rs.  325.00

Acharya Jagadis Chandra Bose (Hindi)                                                                                                Rs. 450.00


Biography of J.C. Bose

259 Pages, Double Crown Octavo, Hard-board binding, 1963- Reprinted in 2008.

ISBN NO. 987-93-83170-02-9 (Bengali)

ISBN NO. 987-93-83170-05-0 (Hindi)


The book gives a detailed account of the life & achievements of Acharya Jagadis Chandra Bose. The reader is informed about Bose’s childhood, education and his research works. The book aims at not only creating awareness of the researches of Acharya J.C. Bose, but may also be useful to the future generations aspiring for higher studies. It contains a rare group photograph of family of Acharya J.C. Bose, portrait of Prof. Patrick Geddes, Bose’s first biographer, contemporaries of Acharya J.C. Bose, Abala Bose and so on. The information conveyed to the readers are well researched and gives a fascinating insight into Acharya J.C. Bose’s scientific missions, his research instruments and research ideas with scientific illustrations. After getting a glimpse of the architectural features of Bose Institute, readers will inevitably admire the scientific and artistic blend of mind in Acharya J.C. Bose. The book has been published both in Bengali and Hindi.


Edited by Manoj Roy, Gopalchandra Bhattacharya, Bimalendu Mitra, Ashutosh Guhathakurta, Binaykrishna Dutta.




Bose Institute – Myself & Ribosome                                                                                       Rs. 200.00

(First Volume of Monograph Series)                                                             


Monograph- Memoirs

 63 Pages, Double Demi Octavo, Paper-back binding, 2004  

ISBN NO. 987-93-83170-01-2   


A Monograph written to record the history of the period between 1949-1964, which was the tenure of the author in Bose Institute, and its research atmosphere. The Monograph concludes with a chapter on Ribosomes. The book, containing 7 chapters, captures the excitement of the science of the period in a lucid and highly readable way. It is the scientific autobiography of the author, during 1949-1964. 


By Prof. Debi Prosad Burma, an eminent Biochemist.                                           






In the Realm of Bose –                                                                                                                Rs. 180.00




201 Pages, Double Crown Octavo, Paper-back binding, 2012

ISBN NO.987-93-8317-003-6

The diary maintained by the author when he was only 14 years old and had visited Bose Institute from Manipur to attend an eleven-day hands-on Science Camp (December 2008). It portrays an extremely inquisitive young mind as he ponders over everything surrounding him, right from his first air trip to encounters with the Bose Institute, with scientists from the institute and much more. It covers the entire science camp with appropriate notes and diagrams illustrated by the author.


By Phurailatpam Hemantakumar



An Appraisal of J.C. Bose in the Context of Sociology of Science                                                         Rs. 350.00



160 Pages, Royal Octavo, Hard-board binding, 2013

ISBN NO. 978-93-8317-004-3


The book is a case analysis of the life and work of Sir J.C. Bose, in the context of contemporary culture and social history. The Book contains 6 chapters- The Sociography of Acharya Bose, Self and Society in Bengal in the Late 1800’s, Acharya Bose’s Truth, The Field of Knowledge and Action, and Fellowship, Character and Colony along with a 14 page bibliography.


By Asoke Basu, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at California State University, East Bay (USA)




D.M. Bose: A Scientist Incognito                                                                                         Rs.350



170 pages, Royal Octavo, Hard-board binding,  2017

 ISBN NO.  978-93-83170-07-4                                          


A biography of the eminent scientist Debendra Mohan Bose, nephew of J.C. Bose, but less known to the scientific community. Written for both casual and serious readers, the book covers the personal and scientific life of the physicist who was associated with the discovery of artificial transmutation, pioneered cosmic ray research and studies on history of science in India, and had close interactions with Tagore, Einstein, Planck and Rutherford. 


By S.C. Roy & Rajinder Singh





Nivedita Commemoration Volume                                                                                    Rs. 500


356 pages, Double Crown Octavo, Hard-board binding,  2017
First published 1968, Second edition 2017
 ISBN NO.  978-93-8317-009-8                                          


A compendium of articles covering various aspects of the life and teachings of Sister Nivedita, prepared on the occasion of her birth centenary celebration. Contains contributions by S. Radhakrishnan, Swami Lokeswarananda, Sudhansu Mohana Banerjee, Archie J Bahm, V. V. Phendse, Rakhahari Chatterjee, D. P. Chattopadhyay, Sankari Prasad Basu, O.C. Ganguly and others.


Edited by Amiya Kumar Mazumdar




Basu Bigyan Mandir O Amar Karmojibon (Bengali)                                                      Rs. 200



 170 pages, Crown Octavo, Hard-board binding, 2017

  ISBN NO.  978-93-83170-08-1                                           

 An autobiography of a research scientist, from his growing up as a village boy to his struggle to reach the high ranks of Indian Biochemistry. It also covers the  history of Bose Institute for the period 1965-2003 in the eyes of an insider, who joined the Institute as a research scholar and retired from there as an emeritus professor.

  By Nitai Chandra Mandal