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Atisa Dipankara and other saintly scholars, with Muslin and situilar industries, with political and chronolo, ' last not least with Art in all its various expressions, which are simply superb and call for special mention, as the materials brought together in these portions are accessible only to specialists, and their treatment is aso nost original. It is needless to refer in this connexion to sections devoted to literary classifications, for in this field he is known to be an authority. The book is full of precious suggestions as to new and unsuspected avenues of research in various directions, which should attract any 11 uniber of young scholars in this province. Dr. Sen's "Brihat Vanga' is a book of permanent value and interest; it will prove indispenSable to scholars and specialists as well as to general readers; it will survive all carping criticisms and is destined to live through generation. The author in an incidental remark in his Introduction compares Bengal in her present decline to a crematorium but if a new nation is born out of the ashes of the old, of which there were hopeful portents on every side, not a small measure of credit will belong to Dr. Dinesh Chandra Sen for having devoted all his life and energy to bringing about that happy 'til nation and being one of its path-finders on its journey wards Recovery and Progress. The University of Calcutta must be congratulated for having blished a work of such far-reaching importance. The price * 'Cill is Rs. I 2 per copy should be considered very cheap ii View of the printing and get-up which leave 11othing to be desired. is a book that ought to be on the shelf of every cultured and cholarly Bengalee, a book that deserves the widest publicity. asagusapaubusan gical history, and