Born in April, 1936 P.K. Maity, M. A. Ph.D (London), D.Litt. (Jadavpur), Retd. Reader in History, Tamralipta Mahavidya-laya, Tamluk, West Bengal, is a well-known name in the learned circles for his contributions to different branches of Socio- Religio-Cultural-Political History of Bengal. Trained up in research under the able guidance of renowned Indologist Late Professor A.L. Basham, Dr. Maity has produced so far a good number of research works in English (10) and Bengali (25). He also contributed research papers in twenty six collected works both in English and Bengali. To carry out different research projects he was awarded research grants by U.G.C. (New Delhi) for five times when he was in service. Three research scholars have obtained their Ph.D. Degrees (all thesis published) - one from Calcutta University and two other from Vidyasagar University under his supervision. He is the founder member and ex-Hony. Director, Tamralipta Museum and Research Centre, Tamluk, Midnapur, now a site Museum of Archaeological Survey of India. He is the fellow of Royal Asiatic Society of England and Ireland, London.
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