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সম্পাদনীয় 経●き এই পুস্তিকার প্রথম পৃষ্ঠ হইতে কিঞ্চিৎ উদ্ধত করিতেছি -- লোচনবিহীন জন দেখে অন্ধকাসু । এ কৰ্ম্মলোচনা বিনা হয় সে প্রকার । অনেকের সংস্থত বুঝিতে দুৰ্গম । ভাষাতে প্রকাশ কবি কবিয়া সুগম ৷ ভূরিশাস্ত্ৰং সমালোচ্য বালীনাং জ্ঞানচেস্তবে । অষ্টোত্তরশতং শ্লোক। লক্ষ্যন্তে কৰ্ম্মলোচনে । অনেক প্রকাব শাস্ত্র করিয়া বিচার । লালকের বেtধ হেতু করিব প্রচার । অষ্টোত্তর শত শ্লেক ঘথাব্যল প্লার । এ কৰ্ম্মলোচনা গ্রন্থ সকলের সাল । BBBBB BBB BBBB BBBBBB BB BBBBBS BBB S SJSBBB S BBBB BBB DDBB BB BB BBBBBBB BB BB BBBS BBBB BBB B BB BBB BBB ggB BBS BB B করিতেছি : - - Death of Kaleedas Pundit. - 'The death of this remarkable man, with whom we have been acquainted for more than twenty years, occurred about ten days ago ; and we cannot but think that, considering his peculiar acquirements, a brief notice of his career will not be deemed foreign to the character of this journal. His father, a Pundit, oi no little celebrity in his day, early applied himself to the study of Astronomy, a science almost extinct in Bengal ; and after a careful examination of the Siddhantiis, adopted the system laid down in them, to the rejection of the wild and fantastic theories of the Poorams. He was the literary associate of the carliest of our Oriental literati, Sir William Jones and Mr. Wilkins ; and an astronomical globe, with which he was presented by the former, he continued to preserve as an heirloom in his family. His son. Kalcedas, was early initiated into the same studies, and enjoyed, moreover, the advantage of a free intercourse with Mr. Reuben Burrow, whose astronomical researches are so well known in India. Like his father, he adhere" to the system of the Siddhantas, which he always maintained to be the only correct system which the Hindoos possessed. He was, notwithstand. ing, a rigid, if not a bigotted Hindoo, and never allowed the truth of the Poorans to be called in question. We have often been amused, in the course of conversation, to observe the struggle in his mind between a regard for the great truths of astronomical science unfolded in the Siddhantas, and a submissive veneration for the current, Shastras, of which he was obliged to repudiate the fabulous astronomy : and the various contrivances by which he endeavoured to reconcile these conflicting authorities, have often inspired pity for the victims of popular superstition. Though our Pundii was, without question, the greatest Hindoo astronomer in Bengal, his scientific acquirements were made subservient to the puerilities of astrology ; and yet. We do not believe that he was ever convinced of the fallacy of his astrological calculations. I.ike many great men in our own land, he was firmly persuaded that the heavenly