Satya Churn Law

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Satya Churn Law (alternately transcribed as Satya Charan Law) (died 11 December 1984) was a wealthy naturalist, amateur ornithologist, educationist and intellectual in Calcutta.[1] He was for a while a treasurer of the Indian Statistical Institute and was a Fellow of the Zoological Society of London and Member of the British Ornithologists' Union. In 1937, Nirad C. Chaudhuri became his literary assistant.[1]

He wrote books on a variety of topics including birds (Pet Birds of Bengal 1923) based on his experience in keeping aviaries. He was a vice president of the Calcutta Zoological Garden for a while. He founded a journal, Prakriti, in Bengali for the popularization of science.[2]


  1. ^ a b Edward Shils, Joseph Epstein (1997) Portraits: A Gallery of Intellectuals. University of Chicago Press, 1997 ISBN 0-226-75336-0. p.78-79
  2. ^ INSA Deceased Fellow

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