Probal Ray Choudhury
Born in a traditional Brahmana family of Bengal (Kolkata). Probal had his schooling in Kolkata, and undergraduate and graduate level studies in Chennai, where he had the opportunity of meeting some very important people -- who were all great teachers and wonderful human beings -- and who, in his own words, "accepted me as their student and made me what I am today. It is they who shaped my thinking, gave wings to my ideas, and augmented my knowledge and refined my understanding." Probal's academic interests lie in the study of Indian culture and civilization, especially Indian history and functionality of pre-British Indian polity. As a high school student he represented India at an international children rights parliament held at the United Nations, New York. Probal considers himself as a Bharatiya Hindu and a nationalist. He reads and admires Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Ananda Coomaraswamy, Sister Nivedita, Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi and Dharampal, and considers himself as their fan.

Annam Na Nindyat – the Indian Tradition of Respecting and Celebrating Food

Rating 4.00 out of 5 [?]I had recently written this new article touching upon the classical Indian discipline of celebrating food while ensuring a plenty of it in the society. I thought you might like reading it as I have enjoyed writing it. It has appeared in the December 2012 Special … Continue reading

Recollecting Ourselves

Rating 4.00 out of 5 [?] Nature has endowed India with the most fertile lands in the world, and this land of plenty has been enclosed within the most secure natural borders. In the vastness of her fertile plains, in the greatness and ubiquity of her rivers, and in the … Continue reading