This book is a selection of Francis Bacon’s essays, compiled and translated by Ramkamal Bhattacharya. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) was an eminent English philosopher, author and politician. He had served as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. The essays in this book comprise of a range of subjects: knowledge, scriptures, children, good fortune and suspicion.
The translator Ramkamal Bhattacharya was a scholar of Sanskrit College, and a headmaster of Calcutta Normal School. A classical scholar, positivist, and mathematician, he had also written and published a book titled ‘Elements of Geography’, which attempted to improve upon the system of Euclid.This book appears with a Trübner and Co stamp on the front page, which meant that the book appeared in the Trübner American and Oriental Record, which was a register of all books imported from various parts of the world.
- Article by:
- Sukanta Chaudhuri
Sukanta Chaudhuri writes about the work of Ramkamal Bhattacharya, who translated Francis Bacon’s Essays into Indian languages. As Chaudhuri explains, Ramkamal’s undertaking reflects the radical changes in the intellectual milieu of mid-nineteenth-century Bengal.