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Kalidas Nag

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Kalidas Nag
In this photo, Kalidas Nag is seen in a group picture of the Monday Club. He is standing in the third row, second from the right.
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
Personal details
Born16 January 1892
Died9 November 1966
Spouse(s)Santa Devi
Children3 daughters
EducationScottish Church College, University of Calcutta, University of Paris
OccupationHistorian, Writer, Parliamentarian

Kalidas Nag (16 January 1892 – 9 November 1966) was an Indian historian, writer, author[1] and parliamentarian. He served as the Member of Rajya Sabha, the upper house of India's parliament from 1952 to 1954.[2]


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Kalidas Nag was born to Babu Matilal Nag and married Santa Devi, who was the daughter of Ramananda Chatterjee, a famous journalist and editor. They had three daughters.[3] Kalidas Nag graduated in history from the Scottish Church College and completed a postgraduate degree from the University of Calcutta. He also received a doctorate from the University of Paris.[4][3] He used to teach history at the Scottish Church College and the University of Calcutta. He was honored as an Officer d’Academic by the Government of France.[3][5] In the 1920s, he supported the French contributions to Tagore's university project in Santiniketan, and he later edited several books on Indian culture. He translated many pieces of writing, including works by Rabindranath Tagore, into the French language. Nag also authored numerous historical works. He had a close friendship with the French writer Romain Rolland.[3][5]


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  1. Raghjavan, T.C.A. (17 July 2019). "The changing seas: antecedents of the Indo-Pacific". Telegraph India.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Brief Biodata Rajya Sabha members list, surname starting with the letter 'N'
  4. Some Alumni of Scottish Church College in 175th Year Commemoration Volume. Scottish Church College, April 2008. page 586
  5. 5.0 5.1 Teaching Staff: History in 175th Year Commemoration Volume. Scottish Church College, April 2008. page 575