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Ramaprasad Chanda (15 August 1873 – 28 May 1942) was an Indian historian and archaeologist from Bengal. A pioneer in his field in South Asia, Chanda's lasting legacy is the Varendra Research Museum, he established in Rajshahi (located in present-day Bangladesh), a leading institute for research on the history of Bengal.

Ramaprasad Chanda
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Ramaprasad Chanda
Born(1873-08-15)15 August 1873
Died28 May 1942(1942-05-28) (aged 68)
OccupationHistorian and archaeologist


  • Gaudarajmala, Rajshahi: Varendra Research Society (1912)
  • Indo Aryan Races, Rajshahi: Varendra Research Society (1916)
  • Letters and Documents Relating to the Life of Raja Rammohan Roy


  • Chowdhury, Saifuddin (2012). "Chanda, Ramaprasad". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.