RAM BILAS MISRA MATHEMATICS AND MATHEMATICIANS AT PRAYAG (ALLAHABAD)

RAM BILAS MISRA MATHEMATICS AND MATHEMATICIANS AT PRAYAG (ALLAHABAD)

Learned teachers of mathematics at this University contributed a lot for its academic growth. The author is privileged to have taught there for more than two decades. Sant Tulsidas describes this Prayag as Tirthraj (“King of all Tirthas”) in his classical epic Ram Charit Manas. The University there can be regarded as the second oldest University in the entire Indian sub-continent. The first three Universities (of Calcutta, Bombay and Madras) were established at the same time in 1857 by a decree of the British Government. When the sun crosses the line of Capricorn all the Tirthas, saints and other Rishis visit the Tirthraj Prayag. After three decades, the entire northern jurisdiction of the University of Calcutta was carved out in the name of the University of Allahabad on 23rd September, 1887. Prayag is the ancient Sanskrit name of Allahabad - a city in North India, situated on the confluence of three rivers: the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati - the Goddess of Learning. Their names...

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