Haraprasad Ray

Portrait of Haraprasad   Ray

Dr. Haraprasad Ray (1931, Dhubri, Assam - 21 July 2019, Kolkata) was an Indian scholar in Sino-Tibetan research who explored Chinese sources on South Asia history covering centuries till late 19th century.

A professor at Calcutta University, India, from 1953 to 1956, he joined India's Ministry of Defence in 1959 as a Chinese language expert. He then taught and researcher at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India, until his retirement in 1966.

A Senior Research Fellow at the Asiatic Society, Kolkata, Dr. Ray has published several books on Chinese-India connections, among them his three-volume Chinese Sources of South Asian History in Translation: Data For Study of India-China Relations Through History [The Buddhist Trilogy] (The Asiatic Society, Kolkata, 2008-2009), Trade and Diplomacy in India-China Relations: A Study of Bengal During the Fifteenth Century (Radiant Publishers, Bengal, 1993), The Golden Age of India-China Relations (10-volume project initiated in 2010), India-China Interface and The Road Ahead: Seminar and Public Lecture Series (The Asiatic Society, 2012). He also edited India And China: A Thousand Years Of Cultural Relations (Zhong-Yin Qiannian Shi), by Prof. Prabodh Chandra Bagchi (Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, New Delhi, 2008).

[Thanks to Dr. Ray daughter, Ms. Manjari Ray, for additional information.]