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Sudhindra Bose (1883 - May 26, 1946), a pioneer in teaching Asian politics and civilization in the United States, was born in Keotkhali near Dakha, in the then Bengal Presidency.

Sudhindra Bose
Sudhindra Bose photo from The Hindusthanee Student.jpg
Photo of Bose from the November 1915 issue of The Hindusthanee Student.
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta, Park University, University of Illinois
OccupationPolitical Scientist and Teacher
Spouse(s)Anne Zimmerman


Rabindranath Tagore and Bose at the University of Iowa printed in Bose's Fifteen Years in America (1920), presumably during Tagore's visit to the United States in 1912-13.
Fifteen Years in America published in 1920 by Sudhindra Bose

Sudhindra Bose attended Victoria College of University of Calcutta from 1901-1903. He moved to the United States in 1904 and enrolled as a student at Park University, Missouri from 1904-1906. He then transferred to the University of Illinois, where he earned his B.A. in 1907 and an M.A. in English in 1909. Dr. Bose received a Ph.D. degree in political science from the University of Iowa in 1913. He died May 26, 1946, in Iowa City, Iowa.

Academic careerEdit

From 1913 until his death in 1946, 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. He spoke on the lecture circuit and traveled widely in Asia and Europe.[1]


  • Bose, Sudhindra (1918), Some aspects of British rule in India Monographs University of Iowa, 5, The University, Iowa City, pp. 79–81


  1. ^ "Papers of Sudhindra Bose". The University of Iowa Libraries. Retrieved 15 August 2012.