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Title Allahabad University Studies
Document Type Journal
Language English


The foundation of the Muir Central College in the early 1870s, and the establishment of the Allahabad University thereafter, provided the impetus for a vehicle for the publication of research carried on within the university. It came in the form of Allahabad University Studies as an annual multi-disciplinary journal in 1925. Edited by the Vice Chancellor Ganganath Jha and the heads of various departments, the journal published research articles on different subjects that were taught in the university. Initially, the articles were divided by way of the contributions made by the various departments. Thereafter, the Studies presented its articles in two sections – Science and Arts. The main Science subjects were biology, botany, physics, chemistry, and mathematics, while the Arts subjects comprised English, Hindi, philosophy, economics, Sanskrit, law and history. The journal was published from the Senate House, Allahabad. Teachers as well as research scholars of the university contributed to the journal.


The contributors in the fields of science included D.R. Bhattacharya, Ram Saran Das, S.C. Verma, K.L. Saksena, P.L. Srivastava, M.N. Chakravarti, Kshitish Chandra Sen, N.K. Sur, Meghnad Saha, G.B. Deodhar, P.S. Burrell, and R.N. Randle. In the Art and Social Sciences section, the articles included Beburam Saksena’s ‘Persian Loan-words in the Ramayan of Tulsidas’; P.E. Dastoor’s ‘The Newcastle “Noah’s Ark”’; Amaranatha Jha’s ‘A Contemporary Life of Akbar in Sanskrit’; S.G. Dunn’s ‘A Note on Wordswoth’s Metaphysical System’; Anukul Chandra Mukerji’s ‘Some Aspects of the Absolutism of Shankaracharya’; Lala Sita Ram’s ‘Outlines of a History of Ayodhya from the Earliest Times to the Muhammadan Conquest’; Mahomed U.S. Jung’s ‘The Conception of Muslim Marriage’; and Ganganath Jha’s ‘Meteorology in Ancient India’.

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