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Figure DR. SUDHINDRA BOSE Messenger of Brotherhood ANNOUNCEMENT THE MAN DR. SUDHINDRA BOSE is first of all—a man—small of stature but broad in his sympathy; son of a distinguished, high-class family of India but with a loving heart for the land of his adoption, America, the wonder land of his dreams. His life has been intensely human and dramatic. He worked his way to America as a common sailor and bought his way through college and university by the hardest kind of labor. He is a man's man and in deadly earnest in his plea for a more sympathetic understanding between the United States and the new Orient. His lectures are a series of thrilling narratives and dramatic episodes drawn from his personal contact with the people of many countries, for he has circled the globe. TRAVELER His most recent trip took him to England, the European countries, China, Japan, Ceylon, Siam, Korea, Manchuria, Straits Settlements, Indo-China, Hawaii, etc., etc. He was in frequent contact with that world-famous Hindu poet, Rabindranath Tagore; had an informal audience with the Gaekwar of Baroda, who rules two million subjects in India; met the great Egyptian leader, Zaghlul Pasha; was invited to the palace of the Cambodian king at Pnom-Penn; visited with Dr. Sun Yat Sen, President of the South China Republic at Canton; Marquis Okuma, former premier of Japan; Prince Damrong, liberal leader in Siam; Wu-Ting-Fang, ex-minister of China to America, and many other international figures. LECTURER Dr. Bose has a message which never fails to interest and thrill an American audience,—even a Congressional Committee listening for over two hours when they had allotted him thirty minutes. His Chautauqua experience covers all the states of the Mississippi valley for the past five years. In fluent English, with many happy illustrations, he brings his message—vital, ringing, informative, and much needed. Lecture Subjects THE AWAKENED ORIENT AMERICAN BUSINESS MAN IN THE FAR EAST NEW INDIA ART AND LITERATURE OF THE ORIENT (Illustrated) TRAVELS IN MANY LANDS Rabindranath Tagore, the world - famous Hindu poet, converses with Dr. Bose in Bengalee. Dr. Bose's valet superintending the transportation of his baggage at Hongkong, China. THE HEART OF THE ORIENT Few men, if any, are closer to the heart of the Orient than Dr. Bose. He was not only born there so that he knows it through his early education and environment but he has made it a life study. His travels have brought him into contact with the greatest minds of the East as well as into intimate contact with the mass of the people, among whom he has lived as one of them, eating in their homes, working beside them, wearing their dress; thus feeling the tug of their problems and sensing their hope and their aspirations from every angle. Cedar Rapids, Iowa.—It gives me real pleasure to commend your very interesting and instructive lecture on The Awakening of India It was simple, vivid, entertaining, admirable in form and spirit, and it gives all who heard it a better understanding of India and its problems, as well as its prophetic hopes for a better day to be.—Dr. Joseph F. Newton, ex-pastor of The City Temple, London, England. Iowa City, Iowa.—The cultural life of the Hindu people was well presented before the Art Circle by Dr. Sudhindra Bose in his lecture on The Soul of Indian Art. The illustrations were beautiful and the subject was made unusually entertaining and instructive by the charming manner in which it was presented.—Mrs. Henry Albert, President Art Circle, Iowa City. Calcutta, India.—Mr. Sudhindra Bose is a native of Bengal, India, and is a man of superior abilities.—Most Rev. Reginald S. Copleston, Lord Bishop of Calcutta, and Metropolitan of India and Ceylon. Des Moines, Iowa.—From the information imparted there will inevitably result a broadening of the students' mental horizon.— Register and Leader. Leon, Iowa.—Dr. Bose is an interesting lecturer. The recital of some of his American experiences made the big audience roar with laughter.— The Leon Reporter. Lyons, Nebraska.—The audiences surely appreciated Dr. Bose's unusually interesting address from the close attention given the speaker. If there were more of this class of speakers our country would have a better understanding of the nations across the sea.— The Lyons Miror-Sun. Tokyo, Japan.—Mr. Bose is of the stuff which the adventurers are made of. The struggles that this penniless, but undaunted, youth went through in America for the realization of his dreams have all the thrills of an exciting drama.— From the Editorial Notes of The Asian Review. Dr. Bose on the steps of the Thone Hall of the Cambodian King at Pnom-Penn, Indo-China. DO YOU KNOW? That the Chinese begin their dinner with dessert and end with soup? That in Tibet to walk rapidly is an offense; to run is vulgar? That in Central Asia men let their beards grow but shave their heads as clean as a buckwheat pancake? That in Persia all books begin where our end and the back is in the front? That in India a Hindu would no more think of taking off his hat in company than he would of taking off his coat? That half the human race is in Asia? That every fifth man in the world is a Hindu? That China first issued paper money a thousand years before Christ? That Asia has given birth to all the great religions of the world? That Dr. Bose tells many strange and interesting things in his lectures and they are worth hearing? Dr. Bose in Hindu costume HEARD IN PASSING Norfolk, Nebraska.—Doctor Sunhindra Bose, a sunburned white man, who is not nearly so formidable as his name would indicate, gave a speech that holds a real message, a message that thrills every lover of freedom, every believer in fight for liberty. He shatters the dream of those who surround themselves with splendid isolation. He speaks words that thrill with hope. — The Norfolk Press. Hancock, Wisconsin.—Prof. Bose gave a masterly, scholarly address. The word pictures he portrayed of his native country were very interesting and educational, while his comparisons of customs, manners and language were extremely amusing. Clarks, Nebraska.—We had other speakers but we had no lecture number on our list that pleased all of the people as did Dr. Bose. He has a sense of humor that seems innate; and his personal reminiscences of life in India, and his earlier experiences in this country are classics. Sheffield, Iowa.—The evening lecture was given by Dr. Sudhindra Bose and his message held the undivided attention of his audience. His lecture made the Americans all the more thankful and proud of the fact that they are Americans. Elgin, Iowa.—Dr. Bose is an interesting personage to Americans because he brings us a foreign viewpoint and because of what he has done in the short time he has been in this country. He has a beautiful command of pure English. His quiet, polite manner proclaimed him a gentleman—of India—now an American citizen. Dr. Bose about to cross the South China sea for the third time on S. S. Paulicat, at Saigon, Cochin-China Figure ON THE WAY The cut shows the springless cart with studded wheels in which Dr. Bose rode to visit the tomb of Confucius at Chufou, Shantung, standing under the very wall of the holy cemetery, where this most famous of all the sages of China was buried in 478 B. C. LITERARY ACTIVITIES JOURNALIST Beside being the American correspondent of prominent dailies in Calcutta, Bombay, Madras, and Lahore, Dr. Bose was special correspondent of The Des Moines Register on his world tour. He is a frequent contributor to Hindustan Review, Modern Review, and other leading English journals of India, has written articles for many American magazines such as Forum, American Political Science Review, Nation, Scientific Monthly, Living Age, Open Court, and his articles have also appeared in European translations in such periodicals as Ukens Revy (Christiana, Norway). AUTHOR He is the author of Some Aspects of British Rule in India (State University of Iowa, 1916); Fifteen Years in America (Kar and Majumder, Calcutta, India, 1920); and editor of the Oriental Department of The Volume Library (W. E. Richardson Co., Chicago). HEARD BY THE WAY River Falls, Wisconsin.—His sense of humor is innate and he has the happy faculty of interesting American audiences. He is a man with a real message and the ability to impart it to others.— From the River Falls Times. Emmetsburg, Iowa.—Dr. Bose is a gentleman of most pleasing personality, is highly cultured, has an excellent command of the English language, is a fluent, interesting speaker and is frank and manly. All who heard him were more than pleased with his scholarly and instructive address.— The Emmetsburg Democrat. Talmage, Nebraska.—The addresses by Dr. Bose proved a rare treat. He was given the closest attention throughout, and his lectures were pronounced one of the really big features of the Chautauqua. Paw Maw, Michigan.—Dr. Bose was listened to very closely by a large attendance and every word that he spoke made an impression upon his hearers. He is a talented man who has made his own way, overcoming every obstacle. His message thrilled his audience.— The Courier-Northerner. Centerville, Iowa—One of the unique features of the Chautauqua was the lecture of Dr. Sudhindra Bose of Calcutta, India. He is a writer of ability, having contributed to many magazines both here and abroad. His lecture was intellectual, interesting and entertaining.— The Centerville Journal. Dr. Bose before the Eastern Gate of the Forbidden City, Peking REFLECTIONS So truly has Dr. Bose mirrored the physical, mental and heart life of the East that he has been likened to a great polished plate glass mirror in which there stand out as though actually living before you, all the hopes and fears, the greatness and the sordidness, the wealth and the poverty, the tremendous potentialities and the meager accomplishments, the amazing progress in some quarters and the apalling stagnation in others, of the great giants of the East: China, Russia, India, Japan, toward which the center of world politics is inevitably tending. Clothed in choicest English his portrayal is vitalized by the glow of a consuming passion for the welfare and progress of the world, and illustrated by many amusing incidents and personal experiences. And with it all, he speaks with authority, as pointed out elsewhere, for his training and accomplishments have placed him in the forefront of the thinkers and lecturers on the politics of the Far and Near East. He has the unique distinction of being the first Oriental to teach Oriental Politics and Civilization in a leading American State University. HE WILL INTEREST YOU GIVE HIM A HEARING Among the gentle folks at Nara, Japan Allahabad, India.—I have been reading your contributions with great interest. I shall be glad if you will kindly send me some of your articles for the Hindustan Review.—Hon. S. Sinha, Member of the Viceroy's Council; Editor of the Hindustan Review. Dayton, Iowa.—Prof. Bose kept his audience interested every minute by his pleasant delineations of the habits and customs of that far-off country, India. Iowa City, Iowa.—Mr. Sudhindra Bose is a deep student, and at the same time, a live speaker. He has the rare ability of being very clear and fluent.— The Johnson County Independent. With still gentler folks! Dr. Bose enjoying a meal with chop sticks in a Japanese home EDUCATIONALLY Dr. Bose belonged to the educated class in India so spoke English when he arrived in Philadelphia as assistant steward of a Standard Oil boat. Early American education at Park College; Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Illinois; elected to graduate scholarship at the University of Chicago; attended Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy; Doctor of Philosophy from the State University of Iowa; has handled and developed there courses in Oriental Politics for eight years, until today Dr. Shambaugh, head of the Department of Political Science at the State University of Iowa, says, He has come to be the foremost teacher, lecturer and writer on Oriental Politics in America.
|Title||Dr. Sudhindra Bose: "Messenger of Brotherhood"|
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|Personal Name Subject||Bose, Sudhindra|
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