Ratan Lal Basu

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Ratan Lal Basu (Bengali: রতন লাল বসু; born 23 December 1948) is an economist and English fiction author from Kolkata, India.

Childhood and parents[edit]

The place of birth of Dr. Ratan Lal Basu is the village Belakoba in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, India. He was born on 23 December 1948. His father Sri Mahendra Lal Bose was educated from St. Xavier’s School and College, Calcutta, he later on got settled at the village Belakoba and played a pioneering role in establishing many schools in the remote villages of the Jalpaiguri district.


Dr. Basu studied in and passed Higher Secondary Examination with brilliant results from Belakoba High School 17 km from Jalpaiguri town. Dr. Basu did his Honors and M.A. degrees in Economics from Presidency College, Kolkata, then affiliated with the University of Calcutta, and at present upgraded to Presidency University, Kolkata, and did Ph.D. on the Arthashastra of Kautilya, a treatise on Economics, Politics and Espionage, written around 300 B.C.


Dr. Basu joined a Government-sponsored college affiliated with the University of Calcutta, as a Lecturer in Economics and later on became a Reader and retired as the Teacher-in-Charge (Acting Principal).

He was the Treasurer, Bengal Economic Association (Bangiya Arthaniti Parishad) from June 2009 to May 2014.[1]