Qualification: 
MA
Email: 
rc_probal@cb.amrita.edu

Probal Roy Chowdhury joined the Department in January 2012 after spending over five years in the Institution's campus at Amritapuri. He is a prolific writer and contributes regularly to various magazines and journals, English and Bengali, besides having two books to his credit. As a high school student, he had the opportunity of representing India at an international children rights conference in the United Nations, New York. His research interests are History of Education in Modern India, Society and Polity in Pre-British India, Cultural and Religious Traditions of Bengal, and Indian Philosophy.

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Bursary (research grant for Ph.D. programme) - Prof. V. S. Sethuraman Centre for Cultural Studies, Mozhi Trust, Chennai
  • Best Outgoing UG Student Award (AY 2003-04) - Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai
  • Second Prize in the Annual J. J. Goodwin Memorial Scholarship Examination 2002 - Ramakrishna Math & Mission, Belur Math
  • Represented India in ‘Young Voices at the UN’ - United Nations, New York, November 1996

INVITED TALKS

  • Kalau Asvamedha: The Autumnal Festival of the Great Goddess in Bengal, an invited talk on ‘Durga Puja in Bengal’ in Chennai on June 6, 2016 at the invitation of Tamil Heritage Trust. 
    [ In the Media: Tradition of Durga Puja | The Hindu | June 16, 2016 ]
  • Mahaprabhu and Bangla, Bangla and Mahaprabhu – Contributions of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and the Goswamis to Bengali Language and Literature in Ananda Mahotsava at Sri Govind-Devji Mandir, Jaipur, February 20, 2011.

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2018

Journal Article

Probal Roy Chowdhury, “Community Profile of Primary Education in Madras Presidency in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries – Part I: 1825-1885 (Forthcoming)”, Indian Historical Review, 2018.

2018

Journal Article

Probal Roy Chowdhury, “Community Profile of Primary Education in Madras Presidency in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries – Part II: 1885-1935 (Forthcoming)”, Indian Historical Review, 2018.

2008

Journal Article

Probal Roy Chowdhury and P.V., R., “An Evening’s Incident (Translation of Kapil Krishna Thakur’s original story from Bengali) (Print)”, Journal of Literature and Aesthetics, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 97-100, 2008.

Publication Type: Book Chapter

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2013

Book Chapter

Probal Roy Chowdhury, “Do Not Disrespect Food (Annam Na Nindyat): The Indian Tradition of Respecting and Celebrating Food”, in Indian Culture: Its Timeless Appeal and Ageless Charm. Ed. , Chennai: Swami Atmashraddhananda, Sri Ramakrishna Math, 2013, pp. 329-337.

2013

Book Chapter

Probal Roy Chowdhury and M. Kumar, P., “Swami Vivekananda and Ancient Indian Civilization”, in Understanding Vivekananda, Kolkata: Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, 2013, pp. 346-369.

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2010

Conference Paper

Probal Roy Chowdhury, “Roots of Satyagraha in Indian Tradition”, in ICPR Asian Philosophy Congress, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2010.

2009

Conference Paper

Probal Roy Chowdhury, “India’s Cultural Harmony: A Forgotten Contribution – The Saga of the Savarna Family of Bengal”, in IX CLAI Biennial International Conference on Diverse Harmonies: Literary and Cultural Confluences, Hyderabad, Hyderabad, 2009.

2007

Conference Paper

Probal Roy Chowdhury, “Devi-Mahatmyam and the Tradition of ‘Devi-Bhakti’ in Bengal: A Socio-Historical Perspective”, in ICPR National Seminar on Celestial Love: Bhakti in the Indian Tradition, Tirupati, 2007.

2007

Conference Paper

Probal Roy Chowdhury, ““Jejuri”: Reading Arun Kolatkar as the ‘Bhakti’ Poet of Our Times”, in National Seminar on Indian Writing in English: Expanding Territories through New Readings, Chennai, Chennai, 2007.

Publication Type: Book

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2003

Book

Probal Roy Chowdhury and Chowdhury, D. Roy, Bara Bari: The Abode of the Savarna Ray Choudhury Family at Barisha. (Bilingual) . Kolkata: , 2003.

Publication Type: Book Review

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2014

Book Review 

Sanatana Dharma and Its Special Features. By Swami Mukundananda Sarawati; translated into English from original Telugu by K. Thirupaiah. (Secunderbad: A.P. Divine Life Society, 2012). VEDANTA KESARI 101.2 (February 2014): 43.

2014

Book Review

Candipathah – incorporating Sridurgasaptasati (Devimahatmyam) and the associate Hymns. Translation and introductory essay by Allahabadia Pran Nath Pankaj in association with Bhavana Pankaj (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2013). VEDANTA KESARI 101.1 (January 2014): 42-43.

2013

Book Review

Select Writings of Sadhu Vaswani: The Truth is One – Spirituality for a Global World. Volume I (New Delhi: Full Circle Publishing, 2011). VEDANTA KESARI 100.6 (June 2013): 243-244.

2013

Book Review

Mantra Yoga and Primal Sound. By David Frawley (New Delhi, New Age Books, 2012). VEDANTA KESARI 100.3 (March 2013): 123-124.

2012

Book Review

The Great Hindu Tradition: An Insight into Vedic Principles, Shastras and Heritage. By Sri Sarma Sastrigal; translated into English by V.S. Kumar. VEDANTA KESARI 99.7 (July 2012): 282.

2010

Book Review

Swaraj: Thoughts of Gandhi, Tilak, Aurobindo, Raja Rammohun Roy, Tagore and Vivekananda. By Amulya Ranjan Mohapatra (New Delhi: Readworthy Publications,). VEDANTA KESARI 97.7 (July 2010): 284.

2008

Book Review

Ethics and the History of Indian Philosophy. By Shyam Ranganath (New Delhi: MotilalBanarsidass, 2007). VEDANTA KESARI 95.6 (June 2008): 243-244.

Popular Writings

Year of Publication Title
2014

“Do Not Disrespect Food (Annam Na Nindyat): The Indian Tradition of Respecting and Celebrating Food.” Vedanta Kesari 99.12 (December 2012): 622-626. Print. [Reprinted in Bharatiya Manyaprad: International Journal of Indian Studies, Volume II, 2014. 71-78.

2007

“Swami Yogananda – the Heir of a Spiritual Tradition.” Vedanta Kesari 94.4 (April 2007): 145-151.

2006

“The Making of an Enlightened Citizen.” Prabuddha Bharata 111.1, (January 2006): 97-101.

 

“Bidyapatir Sri-Sri-Durga-Bhakti-Tarangini –o– Durga-puja.” (Bengali), Bisvajanani Sarada 8.1 (Bhadra 1410BS): 32-39.

1999-2000

“On the History of Sanskrit Literature.” Vidyamandira Patrika (1999-2000): 130-136.

 

“Insights into Indigenous Education in Pre-British India.” (forthcoming)

Forthcoming

Publication Type Title

Journal Article

“Kalau-Asvamedha: The Antiquity of Durga Puja: Revisiting the History of Bengal’s Greatest Festival.” (under preparation)

Journal Article

“Dharampal’s India: Revisiting Colonial Historiography. (under preparation)”

Book

Kalighat, Kolkata and the Savarna Ray Chaudhuris. Kolkata: The Saborno Sangrahalay (forthcoming).

Edited Compilation

Bangadeshe Durgotsav. Kolkata: The Saborno Sangrahalay (Bengali, under preparation).

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