Das Gupta, Narenda Kumar (1910-)

views updated

Das Gupta, Narenda Kumar (1910-)

University lecturer in India, at Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, beginning in 1954, with a special interest in parapsychology. He was born January 1, 1910, in Barisal, Bengal, and was educated at the University of Calcutta. In 1937 he married Gouri Sen Gupta. His research in parapsychology centered on telepathy, psychokinesis, and parapsychology in relation to yoga and religion, about which he published a number of papers.

He served as the secretary of the Parapsychology Club, Santiniketan, and was a member of the editorial board of the Indian Journal of Parapsychology. He was a life member of the Indian Psychological Association and contributed a number of articles to its Journal. He also published a book on problems of tribal education among the Santals. Das Gupta was a member of the Indian Science Congress and the academic council of Visva-Bharati University.


Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology. New York: Helix Press, 1964.