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Title Indian Journal of Physics and Proceedings of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
Document Type Journal
Language English
Publisher Name Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science


The Indian Journal of Physics was a monthly journal of physical science in colonial and postcolonial India. Published in collaboration with the Indian Physical Society, the journal made its first appearance in 1927. The journal was published along with the Proceedings of the Indian Association of the Cultivation of Science, started in 1918. The combined journal was published by the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science(IACS), Calcutta, with separate volume numbers for each of the publications. The journal was run by a board of editors that comprised physicists and scientists. In 1953, the journal’s board of editors included K. Banerjee, D.M. Bose, S.K. Bose, K.R. Dixit, S.K. Mitra, P. Ray, K.R. Rao, and M.N. Saha with S.C. Sircar as secretary. The journal published mainly research articles.

The contributors included physicists, professors and scholars from institutions such as: the IACS, Calcutta; National Physical Laboratory of India, New Delhi; Benares Hindu University, University College of Science, Calcutta; Maharaja’s College, Jaipur; Presidency College, Calcutta; Lucknow University, Lucknow; Andhra University, Waltair; Agra College, Agra; and Nizam College, Hyderabad. Published articles included R.K. Sen’s ‘Scattering Domains around the Reciprocal Lattice Points of Benzil Crystal by Photographic Photometry’; M.N. Datta’s ‘Structure of Tetraphenyl Ethylene’; G.S. Kastha’s ‘Change of Frequency of Resonance Lines of Sodium during Transmission through Sodium Vapour’; M.N. Datta’s ‘An X-ray Investigation on Tetraphenylethylene Crystal’; M.G. Bhatawdekar’s ‘Molecular Diameter of a Liquid’; C.C. Banerjee’s ‘Proton–Proton Scattering and the Pseudoscalar Meson Theory’; B.L. Banerjee’s ‘Moisture-sensitivity of Dielectric Constant of Jute and Cotton’; N.C. Sil’s ‘Classical Theory of Charged Meson’; A.K. Saha’s ‘On the Law of the Variation of E-region Maximum with the Zenith Distance of the Sun’; and S.C. Sircar’s ‘On the Relaxation Time of Polar Molecules in the Liquid State’. The articles were accompanied by diagrams, tables, figures, charts and plates.

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