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A Revolutionary Against the Hegemony of Occidental Thought
 The great and the glorified Of those far off lands Assembled and acclaimed Your work in unison,
The words resounding their message,
Far and wide, the seas beyond. Her eyes welled up in tears, Mother sends you the blessings Of her humbled hear, Through a poet of whom The world of science has never heard.
Only in the inner self of yours, Will these words echo
As gentle murmurs of Mother’s whispered tones.
— Rabindranath Tagore
The story of how Acharya Jagadis Chandra Bose undertook a silent battle against the colonial powers with his revolutionary ideas on life and science
 n Dr Mrittunjoy Guha Majumdar
which you have attacked.” His work was so significant that it (literally, and recently) made an impact, so to say, on the moon too in the form of an impact crater named after him.
But what we often do not appreciate enough is the role he played in trying to bring back to the fold of science a fundamental integration in the manner of looking at disparate physical enti- ties through the lens of an underlying seemingly-sentient unity. Sentience, not just in the awareness and partici- pation of the observer, but rather an elementary form of sentience in objects varying from plants to metals. In do- ing so, he tried to bring together two disparate strands of the thought: that of
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Chandra Bose. Lord Kelvin once wrote to Bose saying that he “was literally filled with wonder and admiration: al- low me to ask you to accept my congrat- ulations for so much success in the dif- ficult and novel experimental problems
abindranath Tagore’s beautiful verses here were for one man he held highly — Sir Jagadis
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