Rajinder Singh of University of Oldenburg, Germany, has created a sort of record in tracing the history of science in India. His focus remains on the Calcutta School, in particular, the Scientists of Golden era of Indian Science. The present volume is devoted to Snehamoy Datta (SD), an ignored scientist, whose worth is revealed by the author. Prof. AK Singhvi has paid high tributes to the author in his Foreword: “I also seized this opportunity to acknowledge and applaud Dr. Singh’s efforts in bringing alive, the stories of unsung heroes of Indian science. I have truly admired his effort in this direction”.
The author writes about SD in his Introduction: “J.C. Bose, the discoverer of the short- wave is considered as one of the initiators of the modern physics in India. His student, Snehamoy Datta (1894-1955), belongs to the ‘Golden era of Indian Physics’, that is, the first three decades of the 20th century”. Then the author reveals the purpose of writing this book: “To the best of my knowledge, S. Datta’s biography does not exist. The present book is written to fill the gap”.