Susan B. Katz, “The Story of Gandhi (1869-1948): A Biography Book for New Readers”, 2020 was a biography of famous Mohandas K. Gandhi; and, topic of an earlier blog post.
Harrison Horblit, 100 Books Famous in Science, 1964 also was the topic of an earlier blog post.
Here I present: Prafulla Chandra Ray (1861-1944) প্রফুল্ল চন্দ্র রায় ,”Life and Experiences of a Bengali Chemist”, 1932 which was an autobiography. The “table of contents” of the book is shown BELOW.
Part I, Chapter #9 is “Reminiscences of Gokhale and Gandhi”, page 126.
“Towards the end of 1901, there came a notable visitor to Calcutta as a quest under Gopal Krishna Gokhale’s roof – Mohandas K. Gandhi. Needless to say, I was attracted to him from the very first by his magnetic personality, and our common devotion to asceticism. My esteem for and intimacy with him have grown in intensity as the years have rolled on. ” Page 127,”Reminiscences of Gokhale and Gandhi”.
“A short account of the proceedings of the meeting is given below from the “Englishman”, Monday 20 January, 1902.”
Mr. M. K. GANDHI of SOUTH AFRICA.
“Mr. M. K. Gandhi gave an interesting lecture last evening in the Albert Hall before a large audience on his experiences in South Africa. Mr. Gandhi after describing South Africa generally, described the position of British Indians in that sub-continent. In the Transvaal the Indians could not own landed property nor could they trade anywhere except in locations. They could not even walk on footpaths. In the Orange River Colony, the Indians could not even enter except as laborers, and then under special permission”.
Part I, Chapter #17 “Life Outside the Test-tube” is interesting, since it presents Prafulla Chandra Ray as someone other than a “Chemical Scientist”
Here I presented: Prafulla Chandra Ray (1861-1944) প্রফুল্ল চন্দ্র রায় , “Life and Experiences of a Bengali Chemist”, 1932 which was an autobiography of a Chemist. ABOVE is a helical-display of the chemical elements. The ABOVE form shows the “periodicity” for which chemical elements display.
The “Lavoisier table of elements” is shown ABOVE.
Prehistoric (9), Noble (7) & Lavoisier (14) is a total of 30 “chemical species” elements are shown in the ABOVE table. Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794), “Elements of Chemistry”, 1789 was the first modern chemistry textbook. At the age of 50, Lavoisier was executed by “guillotine” in Paris, FRANCE.
Prafulla Chandra Ray, “Life and Experiences of a Bengali Chemist”, 1932 as a biography is well-written.
After, reading other famous chemists (Lavoisier, Mendeleev & etcetera) Prafulla Chandra Ray is a life-story you must read.