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history. Next the word-index of 64 pages should be broken up into two-after the latest European fashion, namely, an index to proper names and a subject-index, and thirdly there ought to be more copious foot-notes, indicating the sources and authori. ties on which the author's conclusions are based-in mally places relieving the text of these details. The Advance (14th June, 1936) Brihat Vanga' (in Bengali) in two volumes, by Rai Bahadur Dr. Dinesh Chandra Sen, D. Litt. Published by Calcutta University. Price Rs. 12 A progressive people must have a historian to provide then with a correct knowledge of the different phases through which their culture and civilization passed in the successive epochs of their existence, of the origin and growth of their political, Social and economic institutions, of the secret springs of their collective action; for without such accurate guidance from the i:4st it becomes impossible to solve their present problems, or " "d out channels of an all-round national expression most sited to their intrinsic genius and abilities. The researches "Several generations of scholas in India and abroad have made t it bundantly clear that this country occupied a significant place ill the ancient and mediaeval history of the world, and that the culture and institutions brought into being an develop “ inturies agO were of a highly advanced and intricate character h