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Samaresh Bandyopadhyay (born May 3rd 1942 in Calcutta, now called Kolkata) is an indian Doctor of Philosophy, scholar and professor. He belongs to an illustrious family of scholars famous for patriotism and philanthropic activities. In his youth, Professor Dr. Samaresh Bandyopadhyay was a brilliant student of the University of Calcutta. He has received several scholarships, research fellowships and a gold medal for classifying First Class First at B.A. (Hons.) in Ancient Indian History and Culture. University of Calcutta is his alma mater and he served in that institution for over four decades in different academic areas and retired in 2007 as a professor emeritus. He has written 10 books, 25 essays and more than 300 research articles published in indian and foreign specialized magazines.
He has made several featured contributions to different aspects of Indology in specific areas such as Literature, Numismatics, Epigraphy, Architecture, Iconography and Sculpture. In 2002 he was the General President of the Numismatic Society of India, later, during 2003 he was the General President of the Epigraphical Society of India, and in 2012 the General President of the Indian Art History Congress. His work is considered as an invaluable contribution to the study of the History of Science.
He is associated through different functions (Honorary Fellow, President, Vice-president, Advisor, Editor and Member) with different learned institutions in different states of India and other countries. Professor Dr. Samaresh Bandyopadhyay is now a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, also a Member of the Advisory Board of Sthāpatyam (Journal of the Indian Science of Architecture and Allied Sciences) from New Delhi, and he is the Principal Advisor of the North American Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies (NIOS), USA, which promotes worldwide the study of the History of Science building bridges between the ancient knowledge from West and East.
One of the outstanding Indologist of present times, Professor Dr. Ian W. Mabbett of Australia, have been published two books in his honor: "Abhivādana (A Volume on Aspects of Early Indian History and Culture in Honour of Professor Dr. Samaresh Bandyopadhyay)", published in 2008 in Kolkata; and the second, entitled “Prācyaprajñapradīpa (Professor Dr. Samaresh Bandyopadhyay Felicitation Volume on Early Indian History and Culture)”, which is commended as “a precious gift in the new millennium to the scholars of Early Indian History and Culture”, published in 2012 in U.S.A.
- Āchārya-Vandanā (D.R. Bhandarkar Birth Centenary Volume), edited by Professor Dr. Samaresh Bandyopadhyay, released by the then Prime Minister of India, Her Excellency Indira Gandhi, and commended as "one of the best Indological publications of the century and the best of the type" by Sir Harold Bailey of Cambridge University, U. K. 1985.
- Thoughts on Synthesis of Science and Religion, also edited by him with Dr. T. D. Singh of Berkeley University (U.S.A.), incorporates contributions from as many as five Nobel Laureates. (YEAR OF PUBLICATION?)
- Bhārara Saṁskriti (Presentations at the Three Day International Seminar on “Importance of Early Indian Culture in Making a Better World”), published from the U.S.A., 2015.
- Nelson Wright Medal of the Numismatic Society of India (Varanasi). 2012.
- Honorary Fellowship of the Ancient Sciences and Archaeological Society of India, Mysore, Karnataka. (2014?)
- Jñānanidhi, of the Government sponsored Academy of Sanskrit Research, Melkote, Karnataka. (2015?)
- Sir Achārya J. C. Bose Memorial, Bose Institute Main Campus (Kolkata) for his outstanding contribution to the history of science and archaeology. 2016.