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Sudhindra Bose Papers

Identifier: RG99.0147

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Scope and Contents

The Papers of Sudhindra Bose consist of three series: Correspondence, Lectures and Articles, and Books.


  • Creation: 1913 - 1940


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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Sudhindra Bose was born in Keotkhali (near Dacca, now the capital of Bangladesh, in the then province of Bengal), in 1883, the son of Hindu parents. He attended Victoria College of Calcutta University, 1901-1903. He came to the United States in 1904 and was a student at Park College, Missouri, 1904-1906. He then transferred to the University of Illinois, where he earned his B.A. in 1907 and M.A. in English in 1909. Dr. Bose received the Ph.D. degree in political science at the University of Iowa in 1913.

From 1913 or 1914 until his death, Dr. Bose was an instructor in the Department of Political Science at Iowa, first as Assistant in Political Science and then as Lecturer in Oriental Politics. He wrote four books between 1916 and 1934, as well as many articles for American and Indian periodicals. Dr. Bose was a correspondent for the Des Moines Register while on a world tour. He spoke on the lecture circuit in this country and traveled widely in Asia and Europe.

In 1927 Bose married Anne Zimmerman of St. Gall, Switzerland. The Daily Iowan (November 2, 1944) reported that the two met as students at Iowa. Mrs. Bose taught French at Iowa from1944-1946.

Dr. Bose was a pioneer in teaching Asian politics and civilization in the United States. He died May 26, 1946, in Iowa City, Iowa.


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University of Iowa lecturer in political science, specializing in Oriental politics, 1921-1945.

Method of Acquisition

Processed and guide posted to the Internet by Denise Anderson in August 2004. Guide updated January 2008.

Related Materials

Folder, "Bose, Sudhindra," in the Faculty and Staff Vertical Files Collection (RG01.0015.003)

Bose, Sudhindra. Some Aspects of English Administration in India. University of Iowa Ph.D. dissertation. T1913. B743.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242