RAMACHANDRA GUHA quotes a letter written to Swami Vivekananda by Jamsetji Tata on November 23, 1898. The below is the letter:
Dear Swami Vivekanand,
I trust you remember me as a fellow-traveller in your voyage from
I recall these ideas in connection with my scheme of a Research Institute for
With kind regards
I am dear Swami
Jamsetji N. Tata
But what Mr Guha says now is “Some of its Directors have been brilliant; others, merely capable.” It is nonsense to say “merely capable”. It seems to me that he has understood human nature and their environment where the person born, lived, his/her family etc. Everything is matter in a person life and works.
However, now the populist Tamil DMK parties said in its LS election manifesto that “establishing an Indian Institute of science (IISc) in Chennai”.
Of course, DMK is not a Tata to fund the institution if anything it cost for establishment the money will be theft from people of this state/country.