Brajendra Nath Seal (1864-1938)
3 September 1864 - 3 December 1938
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- b. 3 Sept 1864
- student of W. Hastie at the General Assembly Institution [later: Scottish
Churches College], Calcutta
- a fellow student of Narendra (later called Swami Vivekananda)
- BA 1883, 1st class honours
- 1884 - Professor of English Literature, City College; ["The North City
college was founded as a school in the year 1879 A.D. and was raised to a
college in the year 1881 by a band of patriotic and self-less workers
of Sadharan brahmo Samaj headed by the late Ananda Mohan Bose , Saivnath
Sastri, Umesh Chandra Dutta & others. The City college is one of the
eight degree colleges ,and the first among them , which are known as City
group of colleges and are administered by the Sadharan Brahmo Samaj , Calcutta;
102/1 Raja Ram Mohan Sarani,Calcutta-9] .
- Morris College, Nagpur; Krishnanath College, Behrampur, WB
- Seal was a friend of R. Tagore, and influenced S.K. Maitra
- 1885-1913 Principal
- 1897-1912 - Principal, Coochbehar College
- 1903 - New Essays in Criticism
- 1915 - The Positive Sciences of the Ancient Hindus (became his
- 1913-1921 King George V Chair of Philosophy, University of Calcutta
- Honorary doctorate (Doctor of Sc.) from the University of Calcutta, on 17.Dec. 1921
- on 22 December 1921, Visva-Bharati was formally inaugurated
in the presence of its Chancellor Sir Brajendranath Seal, India's leading
scholar and its first Western visiting scholar.
- The Mythic Society, Daly Memorial Hall, Bangalore [Nrupathunga Road,
Bangalore 560001, India. (Ph: 091 80 2215034)] (Vice President 1922 - 31)
- when in 1917 Seal wanted to look into the examination system of Calcutta
University, Mahalanobis was consulted.
- unsuccessful candidate for VC, University of Dacca
- 1921-1930 Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore
- d. 3 Dec 1938 at the age of 74
- New Essays in Criticism Calcutta: Som Bros., 1903
- appendices for: The positive background of Hindu sociology /
by Benoy Kumár Sarkár ; with appendices by Brajendranáth
Seal. Allahabad : Pânini Office, 1914-<21 >; New York,
AMS Press, 1974
- The positive sciences of the ancient Hindus, London, New York
[etc.] Longmans, Green and co., 1915; Delhi : Motilal Banarsidass,
1985. 313 pp.
- Rammohun Roy : the universal man. Calcutta : Sadharan Brahmo
Samaj, [1924?] 42 pp.
- The quest eternal. London ; New York : H. Milford, Oxford University
Press, 1936. 92 pp.
- Indian shipping: a history of the sea-borne trade and maritime activity
of the Indians from the earliest times
authors(s): Mookerji, Radha Kumud; Seal, Brajendranath / Bombay: Longmans,
Green / 1912, 283 p.
London ; New York : Longmans, Green 出版年1912 大きさxxvii, 283 p.,  leaves
of plates : ill. ; 26 cm Includes bibliographical references and indexes
著者標目*Mookerji, Radhakumud, 1884-1964
- Comparative studies in Vaishnavism and Christianity. with an examination
of the Mahabharata Legend about Narada's pilgrimage to Svetadvipa and an
introduction on the historico-comparative method. Calcutta, Hare Press, 1899
1914-20: letters to EJ Thompson
University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Reference : MS Eng c 5314
NRA 38793 Thompson
1 record noted.
Bibliography - Secondary Materials
- Bandyopadhyay, Sunil, 1939- Main Title: Brajendran¯atha ´S¯ila
ebam any¯anya / Sun¯ila Bandyop¯adhy¯aya. Published/Created:
Kalak¯at¯a : Rddhi-Indiy¯a, 1984. Description: 11, 262 p.,
 leaves of plates : ports. ; 22 cm. Summary: On the life and works
of the Assamese Indologist Anundoram Borooah, Bengali educationist Brajendranath
Seal, 1864-1938, and translator Roby Datta, 1883-1917; includes letters and
bibliographies of their works. Notes: In Bengali.
Bibliography: p. -246.
Chattopadhyay, Amal, 1942- Main Title: Ananta eshan¯a, Brajendran¯atha
´S¯ila, j¯ibana o cint¯a / Amala Cattop¯adhy¯aya.
Portion of Title: Brajendran¯atha ´S¯ila, j¯ibana o
cint¯a Published/Created: Kalak¯at¯a : D¯ipa Prak¯a´sana,
1999. Description: 207 p. ; 22 cm. Summary: On the life, thoughts, and works
of Brajendranth Seal, 1864-1938, Bengali intellectual and philosopher. Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-207).
Mah¢aman¢ish¢i Brajendran¢atha : bi´svabikhy¢ata
bidy¢ab¢aridhi Brajendran¢atha ´S¢ila mah¢a´sa¤yera
j¢ibanera kichu kath¢a / Pramathan¢atha P¢ala
Kalik¢at¢a : Rañjanakum¢ara P¢ala : Pr¢aptisth¢ana,
Prabh¢ata K¢aryy¢ala¤ya, 1984.
DESCRIPTION: 16, 116 p.,  p. of plates : ports. ; 22 cm.
In Bengali; appendices in English.
Summary: On the life of Brajendranath Seal, 1864-1938, Bengali educationist.
He brought to our house Dr. Brajendranath Seal, then on
a visit to London, a philosopher with a brilliant mind and a childlike character.
They both wrote to Tagore, urging him to come to London; he would meet,
they said, at our house and elsewhere, men after his heart." in Rabindranath
Tagore : Sadhaka of Universal Man, Baul of Infinite Songs by Monish R. Chatterjee
In his inaugural address read at the Sri Ramkrishna Centenary Parliament
of Religion and published in the Modern Review in April 1937, Dr Brajendranath
"Rammohun Roy, the precursor and in a very real sense the father of Modern
India, sought the Universal Religion, the common basis of the Hindu, Moslem,
Christian and other faiths. He found that each of the national religions
was based on this common faith with a certain distinctive historical and
"It is fundamental to note that Rammohun Roy played two roles in his own
1. As an universalist he formulated the creed of what was called
Neo-theophilanthropy (a new love of God and man) on positive and constructive
lines. He construed the Gayatri on this basis. And, strange to say, this
Hindu became one of the forefathers of the Unitarian creed and worship in
the West, the other three being Prince, Priestly and Canning.
2. As a Nationalist Reformer, Rammuhun Roy had a three-fold
* As a Hindu Reformer, he gave a Unitarian redaction of
the Hindu Shastras from the Vedanta and the Mahanirvana Tantra
* As a Moslem defender of he faith, he wrote the Tuhfat-Ul-Muwahhiddin
and the Monozeautul Adiyan, which were polemical works, and
* As a Christian, he gave a Unitarian version of the entire
body of scriptures, old and new, in his controversies with the Christian
Rammohun Roy was thus in himself, a Universalist and three nationalists all
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