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Hem Chandra Roychowdhuri:

Hem Chandra Raychaudhuri

Hem Chandra Raychaudhuri (Bengali: েহম চন্দ্র রায়চৌধুরী) (8 April 1892 – 4 May 1957) was an Indian historian, known for his studies on ancient India.

Early life and Education:

He was the son of Manoranjan Raychaudhuri, the Zamindar of Ponabalia in the present-day Jhalokati District in Bangladesh, and his wife Tarangini Devi. He completed his schooling at Brajamohan Institution in Barisal, which had been founded by Ashwini Kumar Dutta. He passed the University of Calcutta's entrance examination in 1907, standing first among all the students of East Bengal and Assam. He then joined Scottish Church College, Calcutta and after that Presidency College, Calcutta, standing First in the First Class in his B.A. (Hons.) examination in 1911. For his outstanding achievements in this examination he was awarded the Eshan Scholarship. He again stood First in the First Class in his M.A. examination in 1913 and was awarded the Griffith Prize in 1919.

His nephews were Tapan Kumar Raychaudhuri and Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri.


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