with honors in English andtopp- ing the list in History, in the M.A. examina- tion, P. C.
Roy Chaudhury, M.A.B.L. (born February, 10, 1903, at Cuttack, Orissa), has served in
various posts under the Government of Bihar.
Specially selected to re-write the District Gazetteers of Bihar,
he functioned as the State Editor of the District Gazetteers. Trained by the late Sir
Jadunath Sarkar, Shri Roy Chaudhury re-wrote sixteen District Gazetteers. He had occasion
to visit Kathmandu, Jaipur and Bhubaneswar, for advising on Gazetteer work. He has
travelled extensively throughout India.
Hiscompilation of the digests of oldEnglish Correspondence and
other historical records in Saran, Hazaribagh, Singhbhum, Gaya and Muzaffarpur and work on
the 1857 movement in Chotanagpur and Santal Parganas have been published by the Bihar
Other books by him are:-Gandhi's First Struggle in India, Jainism
in Bihar, Inside Bihar, Temples and Legends of Bihar, Temples and Legends of
Bengal,Temples and Legends of Nepal, C. F. Andrews and His Times, Gandhi and His
contempora- ries, Gandhi and International Politics, Gandhi, the Man, C. R. Das, His life
and Times, Folk Tales of Bihar (translated into Bengali, Tamil and Telugu), Edmond Privat
a Forgotten Friend of India, Bihar,ASurvey, Folk-Talesof Thailand, Buddha andBuddha Gaya.
He is also free-lance writer on sociological and historical topics
and was for some time Editor-in -Charge of the Gandhi Centenary Publications as also
General Editor of a series of Folk books of different regions of India.